Extended Essay and EPQ JAWS 2014
at Jerudong International School, Brunei
Friday 14th and Saturday 15th February 2014
This Job Alike Workshop is an opportunity for you to share good practice and co-construct new knowledge on the IB Extended Essay or Extended Project Qualification for A level students with other FOBISIA teachers across the region. All participants will be actively involved in the planning of the agenda and will be provided with opportunities to contribute. All sessions will be led or facilitated by the participants.
Please let me know what topics you would like to be added to those suggested below in the Survey Monkey form, linked below. Is anyone able to facilitate any of these sessions? There will be opportunities to share ‘challenges’ you may be experiencing in your own schools. Some of the sessions will be specific to each course whilst other sessions will cover the skills needed for both courses.
Proposed session ideas include:
• Standardization material, moderation/examiner’s reports and exemplars (from IB) of precisely what makes an excellent extended essay in each of the group areas. i.e. material for science, languages, art, English, literature, maths, humanities, etc.
• Alternative time frames -contrasting between those that deal with it in a discrete block of time, and those that run it over an extended period.
• How to share practice and foster a community of EE?
• The nature of “Holistic Judgement” criteria, and how to design for success in this area
• Writing purposeful research questions
• Value of the viva voce
Extended Project Qualification:
• Standardization material, moderation/examiner’s reports and exemplars : Understanding the rubric and how it needs to be applied when marking the project
• Presentation skills: Activities to help students with a fear of public speaking for the presentation
• Ways of monitoring students without having to chase up individuals
• How to know if a student has used a sufficient range of resources?
EE and EPQ:
• Degrees of training and preparation for students – Plagiarism/abstract/overarching purpose/research/referencing and literature skills etc
• How to deal with non-engaging students- The process of dealing with a supervisor relationship is as valuable as the document/mark at the end, and is an important preparation for HE. Are we supportive rather than punitive?
Please complete the registration form with the areas that you would like to see covered; either as a presenter or a delegate. An agenda will be circulated 2 weeks before the event. Please use the Edmodo forum to discuss ideas and requests for the event: http://www.edmodo.com
using group code: h8z7uf
To register for the event please use this form: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/R3C6P8F
Deadline: Friday 10th January 2014
Approximate Costs: BN$298
2 nights Accommodation at the Brunei Hotel including Breakfast (This should be booked independently –details to follow)
Conference fee BN$100
The conference fee will include meals, transport from airport and hotel to school and all course resources. We very much look forward to welcoming you to our school and to the Heart of Borneo!
Proposed Friday Itinerary:
Day–Session 1,2,3,4 and 5
Evening –Dinner at Royal Brunei Yacht Club
Proposed Saturday Itinerary:
Day– 8am until 2pm –Sessions6,7,8,9 and 10.
It is advisable to check in 1hr 30 minutes prior to departure at Brunei Airport.
The airport is approx. 15 minutes from school and 15 minutes from the Brunei Hotel.
Extended Essay and EPQ JAWS 2014