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Personal Project 2017/18: Appendices/Extracts

Selecting extracts from the process journal to provide evidence of ATL skills and to address criteria

Students are limited to 10 A4 (or equivalent size) pages of extracts from their process journals to include as an appendix to project reports.

Required evidence of the product/outcome is an additional 1 A4 page appendix. (11 in total).

The process journal is an essential source of evidence for development for every stage of the personal project and for every criterion. 

Criterion strand Evidence Some example entries
A(i) defining the goal What is to be achieved or accomplished Brainstorms, repetitions or annotated versions of the goal

A(ii) prior learning 

School-based and independent personal learning that is relevant to the project and global context 

Textbook excerpts, formula sheets, notes, summaries or documents from other projects, qualifications 

A(iii) research skills 

Investigating, building background knowledge, gathering data 

Search strategies, notes from reading, interview protocols, OPVL (origin, purpose, value, limitation) evaluations, analysis of existing products/solutions, data collection and analysis, resource summaries 

B(i) criteria for success 

Creation of meaningfully challenging criteria 

Research into aspects of quality for the product/outcome, annotated models 

B(ii) plan and record of the development process 

Planning, execution and necessary adjustments to the original plan 

To-do lists, schedules, planning tables, Gantt chart, work breakdown calendar, benchmark data, progress notes 

B(iii) self-management skills 

Persistence and managing failure 

First attempts, flops, partial successes, practice logs/notes 

C(ii) thinking skills 

Critical and creative thinking 

Troubleshooting, problem analysis, evaluation of multiple possible solutions, explorations of multiple perspectives, guesses/predictions, careful observations, concept maps, visual thinking strategies 

C(iii) communication skills 

Interacting with others and using language to gather and communicate information 

Reading notes, feedback and actions taken in response, graphic organizers, communication plans, letters/emails/multimodal texts developed to support or share the project 

C(iii) social skills 

Collaboration 

Reflections on interactions with supervisor, peer feedback, social media interactions, records of negotiation, leadership, active listening, conflict resolution or self-advocacy 

D(i) quality of product/outcome 

Performance against criteria for success 

Sketches, images, interviews, rubrics and notes/justifications, scoring sheets, performance data, audience reviews 

 

Sample Appendix

Appendix C

Evidence of: Communication and Social Skills

Giving and receiving feedback

Survey: European Migration and Re-Settlement Documentary

 

1.

On a scale of 1-10 how much did the film contribute to your knowledge of why people migrate?

Low                               Medium                                        High

1         2        3        4         5       6       7        8        9           10

2

On a scale of 1-10 how much did the film contribute to your knowledge of the re-settlement process of migrants?

Low                               Medium                                        High

1         2        3        4         5       6       7        8        9           10

3

On a scale of 1-10 how much did the film contribute to increasing your empathy towards migrants?

Low                               Medium                                        High

1         2        3        4         5       6       7        8        9           10

4

How best describes your feeling about the length of the film? (12 mins)

Too short                     just right                                    Too Long

1         2        3        4         5       6       7        8        9           10

5

Which feature of the film did you think made the biggest impact?

  • Photo collage
  • Interviews
  • Film maker’s contribution
  • Music
  • End notes

6

After viewing the film how likely are you to explore ways to help newly arrived migrants?

Highly Unlikely             Likely                                          Highly Likely

1         2        3        4         5       6       7        8        9           10

7

After viewing the film how likely are you to explore ways to help refugees moving into your neighbourhood?

Highly Unlikely             Likely                                          Highly Likely

1         2        3        4         5       6       7        8        9           10

8

How best describes your reaction to the film?

  • Confronting
  • Nostalgic
  • Informative
  • All of the above
  • None of the above

 

 

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What are appendices?

An appendix is supplementary material usually attached at the end of a piece of writing. 

The appendices must be extracts from the Process Journal. All extracts should contain the date they were added to the journal.

It may be material such as surveys, letters, graphs and charts. This material is important to the report and is used as evidence when discussing any of the ATL skills (researching, thinking, self-management, communication and social skills) and also addressing the the four criteria: investigating, planning, taking action and reflection.

Appendices should be identified with a letter or number such as Appendix C or Appendix 3, and also have a page number.

Example:

After screening my documentary I provided the audience with a feedback survey (see Appendix C, p13). Giving and receiving feedback demonstrates my communication and social skills.