Personal Project Links: Timeline, Generating Ideas, Global Contexts, Planning, Success Criteria, Research, Personal Project Paper, Applying Skills, Reflecting, Exemplars, Requirements, Supervisors, Helpful Links, Process Journal, Rubric, Learner Profile Traits, Inquiry Cycle, Meetings with Supervisor
IB Presentation on Reflecting on the Personal Project
Checklists and Reflections for the Paper Sections of the Personal Project
Evaluating Goals and Product
Were my success criteria too easy or too difficult?
What could I have done differently to make my product better reflect my success criteria?
To what extent did I complete my product based on the success criteria?
How can I demonstrate that I completed my product based on my success criteria?
What are my project's strengths?
ATL SKILLS & Learner Profile Traits
How did the ATL skills contribute to my success of learning and of developing the product?
Consider communication (speaking, listening, reading, writing), collaboration skills, self-management (organizational skills, meeting deadlines, creating plan, time management), affective skills (focus and concentration, perseverance, management of stress, self-motivation), reflection (identifying strengths and weaknesses, growth), research (information and media literacy, using technology, synthesizing research, seek a range of perspectives), critical thinking (observations, inferences, conclusions, interpreting data, identify obstacles and challenges, troubleshoot systems and applications), creativity and innovation (solutions, brainstorming, original works and ideas), and transfer skills (applying skills and knowledge cross curricular/across subjects).
What was inside my control and what was outside of my control? How did these factors influence the progress I made? How did I handle challenges during the process and persevere?
What learner profile traits did I enhance through this project?
What progress did you make in the end toward your learning goal?
GROWTH & DEVELOPMENT
How has your perspective grown or developed through this project?
What have I learned about the subject?
What have I learned about myself through this process?
What skills have I acquired?
What skills have I improved?
What am I most proud of?
How has my point of view changed?
What would I do differently if I had to start again?
How has my project prepared me for the future?
Consider the impact of the learning and the product.
- Possible impacts of the learning goal
Demonstrating and developing ATL skills
Extending knowledge about a topic
Developing confidence as an autonomous learner developing an independent product
- Possible impacts of the product
Meeting a need in the community
Showcasing the skills or abilities of students
Evidence of the ATLs
The success of the ATLs
Reflecting on the ATLs in Managebac
What are Approaches to Learning?
In order for students to grow as autonomous learners, the IB Middle Years Programme (MYP) intentionally teaches Approaches to Learning (ATL) skills to help students build on the process of learning.