YEAR 10, 2009 Facing the future: Shaping the Future An Inquiry-based Project
What is it?
It is a Collaborative Learning Project (CLP) that has a future focus and a global one.
It’s an opportunity to be involved in hands-on research in an area of particular interest to you
You will be investigating a key question or problem from an area of shared interest.
This area of interest will be based on your own reflections about:
what matters to you – eg environmental concerns, business and finance,
what you would like to know more about – eg astronomy; higher order mathematics; world literature; philosophy
what you might like to better at – eg creative writing; dramatic or musical performance; multimedia technologies; visual arts; design
Focus areas: eg fashion/design, textiles/Business
Your Project will be an open-ended and in-depth inquiry, guided by your teachers.
It will have these features:
1. Real world in a global context
Speak to/liaise with people outside school community
Involve interviews or surveys; global resources of a ‘primary nature’ (eg OECD data)
Issue itself can be a current global one
You will become an expert in your field through collaboration:
Each person in group takes one of the big questions from their investigation – become the expert
Experts come together to share (no one is doing the same thing as anyone else in group)
Collaborative – not just cooperative
Being connected with the wider world
Experts in the field
Excursions to different places and spaces
Students in other places (eg those you’ve met on exchange)
Think of City Experience+, Broken Hill+
Now you’re taking on the world
You will use web2 technology
When is it? Term 4 Week 1 Year 10 work Week 2 Year 10 work Week 3 Camp Week 4 School Certificate; Year 10 Formal Week 5 Futures Project Week 6 Futures Project Week 7 Futures Project Week 8 Conference presentations
How can you be involved?
Speak to your House representative on the Student Reference Group