PP Process Journal & AtLs

  • used throughout the process but not daily
  • an evolving record of intents, processes, and accomplishments
  • a place to brainstorm and record your thoughts
  • a place to record your research
  • a place for storing information, pictures, ideas, etc.
  • a way to explore your ideas
  • a place to reflect and to record reflections
  • a living document in many formats

Approaches to Learning Skills:

Use these questions to help you reflect on the quality of your Process Journal.

  • the use of these skills must be documented in the process journal

  • explain how you have used each skill during the process of your personal project

 

Objective A: Investigating

i. Define a clear goal and context for the project, based on personal interests

 

  • Collaboration – who are you working with to help determine a clear goal? How are you collaborating?
  • Critical thinking – how are you thinking critically in defining a goal? How are you making decisions?
  • Creative thinking – how are you being creative in defining a goal?

ii. Identify prior learning and subject-specific knowledge relevant to the project

iii. Demonstrate research skills

  • Information literacy – annotated bibliography, what are you learning from your sources?
  • Media literacy – annotated bibliography, how are you using media? How are you showing awareness of reading media?
  • Transfer – what skills and knowledge are you using from class? From your personal experience?
Objective B: Planning

i. Develop criteria for the product/outcome

 

  • Collaboration – who are you working with or asking questions to develop the criteria?
  • Organization – how are you using organizational skills in developing criteria?
  • Critical thinking  – how are you using critical thinking in developing your criteria?
  • Creative thinking – how are you using creativity in developing your criteria?

ii. Plan and record the development process of the project

iii. Demonstrate self-management skills

  • Collaboration – who are you working with or asking questions to plan and record your progress?
  • Organization – how are you organizing your records and notes?Reflection – reflect on your skills and your time management?
Objective C: Taking Action

i. Create a product/outcome in response to the goal, context and criteria

 

  • Organization – how are you organizing the development of your product?
  • Critical thinking –how are you using critical thinking skills to make decisions?
  • Creative thinking  – how are you using creativity in producing your product?

ii. Demonstrate thinking skills

iii. Demonstrate communication and social skills

  • Communication – how are you communicating your skills?
  • Collaboration – how and with who are you collaborating? Who are you going to for help?
  • Critical thinking – how are you using critical thinking skills in creating the product/achieving the outcome?
  • Creative thinking – how are you being creative in your approach?
  • Transfer – what skills are you using from your classes or experiences in creating the product?
Objective D: Reflection

i. Evaluate the quality of the product/outcome against their criteria

ii. Reflect on how completing the project has extended their knowledge and understanding of the topic and the global context

iii. Reflect on their development as IB learners through the project

  • Communication – how are you communicating the evaluation of your product? Is it clear?
  • Reflection – how has the project made you grow as a learner? You need to discuss how you have grown as an IB Learner (see the IB Learner Profile on page)