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Personal Project 2017/18: Criterion D: Reflection

Criterion D: Reflection

  • evaluate the quality of the product/outcome against the criteria
  • reflect on how completing the project has extended your knowledge and understanding of the global context
  • reflect on your development as an IB learner through the project

Criterion D strand i: evaluate the quality of the product/success of the outcome against their criteria

Criterion D - Reflecting

Strand i: evaluate the quality of the product/success of the outcome against their criteria

Level Strand descriptor Task-specific clarification
1-2 present a limited evaluation of the quality of the product/success of the outcome against his or her criteria The evaluation outlines the quality of the product/success of the outcome against some of the stated criteria
3-4 present a basic evaluation of the quality of the product/success of the outcome against his or her criteria The evaluation describes the quality of the product/success of the outcome against some of the stated criteria
5-6 present a substantial evaluation of the quality of the product/success of the outcome against his or her criteria The evaluation explains the quality of the product/success of the outcome against most of the stated criteria.
7-8 present an excellent evaluation of the quality of the product/success of the outcome against his or her criteria The evaluation analyses the quality of the product/success of the outcome against all the stated criteria.
Present Offer for display, observation, examination or consideration.
Evaluate Make an appraisal by weighing up the strengths and limitations.  
Outline Give a brief account or summary.
Describe Give a detailed account or picture of a situation, event, pattern or process.
Explain Give a detailed account including reasons or causes.
Analyse Break down in order to bring out the essential elements or structure.  (To identify parts and relationships, and interpret information to reach conclusions.)

Criterion D strand iii:reflect on their development as IB learners through the project

Criterion D - Reflecting

Strand iii: reflect on their development as IB learners through the project

IB Learners: The IB learner profile describes the attributes valued by IB learners and the aspirations of the IB community to be inquirers, knowledgeable, thinkers, communicators, principled, open-minded, caring, risk-takers, balance and reflective. For further detail see the IB Learner Profile tab on this LibGuide.

The reflection that states at least one way the student has developed as an IB learner without using examples

Level Strand descriptor Task-specific clarification
1-2 present limited reflection on his or her development as an IB learner through the project The reflection that states at least one way the student has developed as an IB learner without using examples
3-4 present adequate reflection on his or her development as an IB learner through the projectThe reflection outlines ways the student has developed as an IB learner using some examples The reflection outlines ways the student has developed as an IB learner using some examples
5-6 present substantial reflection on his or her development as an IB learner through the project The reflection explains how the student has developed as an IB learner using specific, well- chosen examples
7-8 present excellent reflection on his or her development as an IB learner through the project The reflection evaluates the student’s development as an IB learner using appropriate examples, detailed descriptions and insightful explanations
Present Offer for display, observation, examination or consideration.
State Give a specific name, value or other brief answer without explanation or calculation.
Outline Give a brief account or summary.
Explain Give a detailed account including reasons or causes.
Evaluate Make an appraisal by weighing up the strengths and limitations.

Assessment Rubric

Criterion D strand ii: reflect on how completing the project has extended their knowledge and understanding of the topic and the global context

Criterion D - Reflecting

Strand ii: reflect on how completing the project has extended their knowledge and understanding of the topic and the global context

Level Strand descriptor Task-specific clarification
1-2 present limited reflection on how completing the project has extended their knowledge and understanding of the topic and the global context The reflection states at least one way the student has extended his or her knowledge and understanding of the topic and/or the global context, with no examples
3-4 present adequate reflection on how completing the project has extended their knowledge and understanding of the topic and the global context The reflection outlines ways in which the student has extended his or her knowledge and understanding of the topic and the global context, using some examples
5-6 present substantial reflection on how completing the project has extended their knowledge and understanding of the topic and the global context The reflection explains how the student has extended his or her knowledge and understanding of the topic and the global context, using specific and well-chosen examples
7-8 present excellent reflection on how completing the project has extended their knowledge and understanding of the topic/inquiry and the global context The reflection evaluates how the student has extended his or her knowledge and understanding of the topic and the global context, using meaningful examples, detailed descriptions and insightful explanations
Present Offer for display, observation, examination or consideration.
State Give a specific name, value or other brief answer without explanation or calculation.
Outline Give a brief account or summary.
Explain Give a detailed account including reasons or causes.
Evaluate Make an appraisal by weighing up the strengths and limitations.

Tips and Hints

  • start planning your report early
  • ask your supervisor to read and provide feedback at least two weeks before submission
  • aim to print your report at least two or three days before it is due

Acknowledgement

Material contained in this LibGuide has been sourced from the OCC (Online Curriculum Centre IBO)MYP Projects Guide 2016 and Yokohama International School Personal Project guide.