Mini EE in the pipelines 微型专题论文在准备中
The Pre-IB programme has planned a Mini EE week in May to allow the students to experience simulating research work for their real EE (Extended Essay) next year. Being a core of the IBDP, the EE requires students to undertake a piece of individual research on a topic of their own interest and hand in a formal report. It was decided that implementing a mini version of the EE with a slightly simplified set of criteria and half the word count would help ease all the students in their actual EE work in Grade 11 and 12.
According to the timelines in place, various subject groups will provide their students with information about what writing a mini EE in their subject group entails in March. Then preparation will officially begin on 1st April with a briefing by the EE coordinator, Ms. Estella Wong. This is followed by two enquiry sessions where students can go and ask relevant subject teachers any questions they have. After their initial brainstorming period, students have to submit their ‘Choosing my EE subject’ form to their subject heads by 13th April. Then they carry out more detailed planning for their projects before submitting their ‘Focus identification’ form to their subject teachers. Throughout this period, their subject teachers are available for consultation on possible ideas and approaches. Once their research questions, methods, possible sources and supervising teachers are confirmed, students are also required to draft their own work schedules for the Mini EE week using a recommended template.
The Mini EE week will officially fall on 22 April to 3 May in which all staff and students will devote all their time and energy to their research work instead of normal lessons. The week will then culminate in a ‘viva voce’ where students have to answer a few reflection questions from their supervising teachers and a Parents’ Conference where they get to showcase what they have done for their parents in the evening.