IBDP Y1 Extended Essay CAFÉ
October 25, 2019
Extended Essay café for IBDP year 1 was organised on Friday, 25 October 2019, where the IBDP educators showcased and informed students the Extended Essay requirements for their subjects.
The Extended Essay (EE) is an independent, self-directed piece of research, that entails writing a 4,000-word paper. The process which is research based, requires patience and flexibility as students’ encounter different challenges along the way. One of the 3 elements of the Diploma ProgramCore, the EE requires students to undertake in-depth independent research in an area of their interest through the lens of one of the DP subjects offered at school. It extends beyond the curriculum and is a value add to student learning. At the IB Diploma level, the extended essay represents the continued emphasis on learning content through inquiry and increasing expertise in learning how to inquire.
Each subject group was assigned a slot of 1 hour 30 minutes. And parallel sessions were conducted over the day. The focus of the session was the subject methodology, research details, and reflections session details, online sources and referencing and citation requirements. Each session concluded with a plenary session.
These sessions were aimed to enable students to make informed decision of their choice of subject for the extended essay.