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Personal Project: Demonstrate thinking skills

Guidance for completing the MYP Personal Project
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Demonstrate limited thinking skills Demonstrate adequate ‚Äčthinking skills Demonstrate substantial ‚Äčthinking skills Demonstrate excellent ‚Äčthinking skills

Outline of:

  • critical- and/or creative-thinking skills relevant to the project

Description of:

  • critical- and creative-thinking skills appropriate to the project
  • transfer of some learning from the research that helps to achieve the project’s goal

Explanation of:

  • critical and creative-thinking skills appropriate to the project
  • transfer of learning from the research to generate new ideas or solve problems that help to achieve the project’s goal

Analysis and evaluation of:

  • critical and creative-thinking skills appropriate to the project
  • transfer of learning from the research to generate new ideas or solve problems that help to achieve the project’s goal

Critical

Creative

Transfer

  • Gather and organize relevant information to formulate an argument

  • The student clearly outlines how specific information (quoted/detailed) led them to make specific decisions that altered their thinking or goal

  • Interpret data

  • Evaluate evidence and arguments

  • Draw reasonable conclusions and generalizations

  • Revise understanding based on new information and evidence

  • Formulate factual, topical, conceptual and debatable questions

  • Propose and evaluate a variety of solutions

  • Identify obstacles and challenges

  • Use brainstorming and visual diagrams to generate new ideas and inquiries

 
  • Consider multiple alternatives, including those that might be unlikely or impossible

 
  • (Design improvements to existing machines, media and technologies)

 
  • (Create original works and ideas; use existing works and ideas in new ways)

  • Provide detailed examples of how transfer and application of information during the taking action stage to achieve your stated goal

 
  • Apply skills and knowledge in unfamiliar situations

 
  • Combine knowledge, understanding and skills to create products or solutions

Reflecting on ATL skills