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Aii MYP DESIGN - How to get top marks!

IB MYP Design Criterion A Strand ii Explained

A ii. constructs a detailed research plan, which identifies and prioritizes the primary and secondary research needed to develop a solution to the problem independently
  • Create a long list of research topics - then change these ideas into research questions using the MYP command terms - think about what data and information will be needed to be collected so that you can make a solution to the problem outline in AI

  • Identify a variety of places to find answers and collect data (primary, secondary, qualitative and quantitative research)

  • Consider that you have to solve this problem without your teacher's help - what do you need to know and where would you find it?

  • Prioritise HIGH - MEDIUM - LOW and add "because" to justify your classification

  • Organise and present your research plan (consider visual ways to communicate - tables, flow charts, outlines, mind maps, etc.)

  • N.B. this is a research plan... not actual research


Criterion A Strand ii Assessment

0 ~ student does not reach a standard described by any of the descriptors

3-4 ~ outlines a research plan, which identifies primary and secondary research needed to develop a solution to the problem, with some guidance

5-6 ~ constructs a research plan, which identifies and prioritizes primary and secondary research needed to develop a solution to the problem, with some guidance

7-8 ~ constructs a detailed research plan, which identifies and prioritizes the primary and secondary research needed to develop a solution to the problem independently


Criterion A Strand ii Differentiation

The student (outlines a --> constructs a --> constructs a detailed) research plan, which identifies primary and secondary research needed to develop a solution to the problem, (with some guidance -->independently)



Design Command Terms for use in your RESEARCH QUESTIONS

Analyse = Break down in order to bring out the essential elements or structure

Construct = Display information in a diagrammatic or logical form

Create = To evolve from one’s own thought or imagination, as a work or an invention

Define = Give the precise meaning of a word, phrase, concept or physical quantity

Demonstrate = Make clear by reasoning or evidence, illustrating with examples or practical application

Describe = Give a detailed account or picture of a situation, event, pattern or process.

Design = Produce a plan, simulation or model

Develop = To improve incrementally, elaborate or expand in detail. Evolve to a more advanced or effective state

Evaluate = Make an appraisal by weighing up the strengths and limitations

Explain = Give a detailed account including reasons or causes

Identify = Provide an answer from a number of possibilities. Recognize and state briefly a distinguishing fact or feature

Justify = Give valid reasons or evidence to support an answer or conclusion

List = Give a sequence of brief answers with no explanation

Outline = Give a brief account or summary

Present = Offer for display, observation, examination or consideration

Prioritize = Give relative importance to, or put in an order of preference

State = Give a specific name, value or other brief answer without explanation or calculation

Summarize = Abstract a general theme or major point(s)


Research Plan Graphic Organisers (below)


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