• Agenda

    Agenda

    Managing the extended essay | Category 3

    21 JUNE, THURSDAY
    08:30 - 09:00 Welcome and introduction
    09:00 - 10:30 Session 1 -Introductions
    T
    he new EE, unpacking the guide
    10:30 - 11:00 Coffee break
    11:00 - 12:30

    Session 2 -Samples
    Applying the new criteria, assessing an essay, the assessment criteria

    12:30 - 13:30 Lunch 
    13:30 - 15:00 Session 3 - Inquiry and the research question

    The nature of inquiry, the research process, the research question, research in different subjects, formulating research questions, how research is assessed, fostering research habits.

    15:00 - 15:15 Coffee break
    15:15 - 16:45 Session 4 - Writing the EE and demonstrating ‘critical thinking’

    Outlining, writing introductions, strong thesis statements, identifying ‘critical thinking’, identifying ‘critical thinking’

    22 JUNE, FRIDAY
    09:00 - 10:30

    Session 5 - Extended activity
    Your own EE journey, using Rome as a backdrop.

    10:30 - 11:00 Coffee break
    11:00 - 12:30 Session 6Reflection sessions and ‘check-ins’
    Supervising the student / the meetings / effective guidance, constructive comments and feedback / the RRS and the RPPF (Criterion E).
    12:30 - 13:30 Lunch 
    13:30 - 15:00 Session 7 - The writing process
    Academic writing / structure / outlines / thesis statements / hypotheses / the nature of evidence, the use of evidence and the use of other people's work.
    15:00 - 15:15 Coffee break
    15:15 - 16:45 Session 8 - Supporting the extended essay in your school, roles and responsibilities
    Using the examiners' reports / teacher support material / the OCC / the role of the librarian. Managing the process / (training and) supervising the supervisors / referencing styles / other systemic issues.

    23 JUNE, SATURDAY
    09:00 - 10:30 Session 9 - Timelines, deadlines, contracts
    What students need to know / timelines and deadlines / preparing students / checklists / what to do if things go wrong.
    10:30 - 11:00 Coffee break
    11:00 - 12:30 Session 10 - Any other business
    Loose ends, remaining questions, interesting comments and anecdotes. 

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