IICS Grade 10 students held their MYP Personal Project Exhibition on Wednesday, 18 March. It was another impressive display of student effort and skill.
RELEVANT SKILL BUILDING
The relevance of this kind of project for students is that project management in the real work-world is quite similar. The Personal Project process has students investigating, planning, taking action, and reflecting much the same any adult in the workplace completes projects, typically by designing, developing, executing, and evaluating. Therefore, Grade 10 students begin to learn now what the process is like.
The Grade 10 MYP Personal Project helps students develop skills they will take forward into their professional adult lives. In fact, the process itself is a major component of this event because it is in the process that some of the most important learning takes place. As the biggest independent project students will have engaged in, there are countless obstacles, unexpected (and sometimes undesired) outcomes, and other hurdles students face while bringing their project to life. Navigating these successfully –and even reflecting on less successful navigation– are valuable experiences that develop student understanding and skill at project management.
Though the process itself is the more significant part of student learning during the Personal Project, the final products are quite interesting and impressive. From creating a bi-lingual English/Turkish sign language dictionary to creating a photography exhibition to decrease unnecessary use of technology, there have been some extraordinary investigations, actions, and even initiatives that intend to continue long after our exhibition has passed.
We were happy to have had so many parents attend our exhibition. Students from Grade 4 through Grade 9 also visited the event, giving Grade 10 students the chance to explain their projects to a host of interested spectators.
The event this year also included a Speakers’ Corner/presentation stage featuring ongoing TED-like talks and performances by students, which served to provide Grade 10s with another level of experience and confidence in presenting, and for the audience it offered another mode of learning about the projects.
We congratulate all the Grade 10 students on their creativity and hard work and thank Personal Project Team and all the faculty who have supported the process and exhibition event.
|Grade 10 Student||Personal Project Topic||Goal|
|Melda||Addressing the Insufficiencies of the United Nations||To write a proposal for United Nations reform|
|Gabriela||Humans of IICS (Photography and Quotes)||To connect the IICS community|
|Ji-Hun||Using Technology for Educational Games||To demonstrate a new technology for education that might engage students and change their point of view|
|Kenny||Creating the “International Students Forum Initiative”||To create a conference designed for students to share “stories” or give presentations about their time as an International Student in an attempt to both raise dialogue between schools and realize their potential as such.|
|Hakki||Creating a Documentary About Football Uniting the People of Istanbul||To create a documentary to let people know the unifying impact football has on the people in Istanbul.|
|Omer||Building Dog Shelters for Stray Dogs in the Gokturk Area||To construct a dog shelter for use|
|Valentina||The Conflict Between Israel and Palestine in the Media’s Perspective||To raise awareness about the conflict and about how media can skew reality|
|Yasmin||Missing Children in Istanbul||To create an action plan detailing the first year aims in establishing a centre for missing children in Istanbul.|
|Jun Han||Computer Addiction||To create a movie demonstrating the severity of social media addiciton and methods of addressing it|
|Silvio||Water Consumption at IICS||To understand and address water waste on campus, decrease waste with possible solutions, and build awareness with a 3D model of IICS campus|
|Hiroki||Eliminating Teenage Smoking||To demonstrate to everyone why tobacco is harmful|
|Isak||Building and Maintaining a Garden/Greenhouse||To increase awareness of healthy eating and a healthy, active lifestyle.|
|Ethan||Global Warming/Climate Change||To raise awareness of the effects of global warming and to inspire more people to act to prevent it|
|Rishabh||Research on Biodegradable Plastics and Recycling||To create a report on different plastics, research methods to recycle multi-layered plastics of food packaging, and investigate raw materials which have the potential to perform as industrial plastics|
|Hye-eun||Building an Architectural Model of an Affordable Eco-friendly House||To create a model of a cost efficient eco-friendly house that has a healthy relationship with its residents, and to inform people about eco-friendly architecture|
|Alexandre||Rumeli Feneri Cleanup||To raise awareness of the environmental sustainability of the Bosphorus as a whole by orchestrating a cleannup of a Bosphorus landmark.|
|Andrew||Racism in Football||To raise awareness about racism in football by creating a video and two different tshirt designs|
|Bilge||Anxiety in Teens||To create a book about a teen suffering from anxiety to inspire readers to investigate this subject further.|
|Sebastian||Creating a Fitness Plan||To create a video about the journey my client and I experienced during the 2 week intensive program I created. My goal is to get more people active in sports.|
|Kaan||Racism in Basketball||To raise awareness about racism in football by creating a tshirt design|
|Serra||Creating a Unique School Uniform||To create a clothing style that IICS students enoy wearing|
|Caroline||Teenage Depression||To inform and convince people that teenage depression is an important and overlooked issue in society today|
|Irmak||Alcohol Consumption||To raise awareness of alcohol consumption and irresponsible drinking by hosting a conference for IICS high school students|
|Timur||Is Participation in Athletics Correlative to Academic Success?||To create a thorough case-study clearly separating fact from personal opinion, with the aim to achieve a clearer perception of the degree to which athletics benefits student learning|
|Yasemin||Animal Assisted Therapy||To raise awareness of this alternative therapy technique|
|Yasemin||Methamphetamines||To create a model of a methamphetamine lab to increase the audience’s basic knowledge about methamphetamines.|
|Alpay||Developing an Android (Samsung) Phone Application||To create an educational game to teach the geography of the world.|
|Jules||Videos on How to Draw||To teach people how to draw through videos tutorials which will improve their drawing skills and offer them a way to express themselves|
|Micah||Creative Writing||To teach and inspire young adults how to develop their writing skills|
|Stanislaus||Fitness and Personal Engagement||To create a student-tested fitness plan focusing on training, helpful advice, and health tips|
|Iman||Classical Dance||To teach a small group of students (2-4) Manipuri, a classical dance, as well as provide background knowledge on classical dance|
|Alia||Creating a Public Mural||To create a mural in a populated area in Istanbul which expresses a social issue|
|Eray||Use of Meditation for Relaxation||To demonstrate how something as simple as meditation can be used for so many different benefits|
|Ji Young||Design Clothes Inspired by Nature||To design detailed and specific clothes based on nature|
|Mana||Compose a Song Using Technology||To produce a song with Japanese lyrics about finding your own identity, with all song elements being produced on my laptop|
|Olivia Lal||Medicine||To demonstrate the importance of First Aid at IICS|
|Can||Sleep Deprivation and Electronics||To demonstrate the difference in behavior between people going to sleep without looking at their phone or laptop and when they do look at their phone or laptop before going to sleep.|
|Serena||Human Overuse of Technology||To create a photography exhibition to decrease the amount of time spent using technology unnecessarily|
|Yuka||Abnormal Weather||To create a movie exploring abnormal weather|
|Parmida||The Effect of Different Genres of Music on Children||To demonstrate the music preference of different ages and its effects|
|Yeone||Criminology||To create clear and accurate crime scene which challenges the audience’s problem solving skils|
|Roberto||Communication Through Sign Language||To create a bi-lingual English/Turkish sign language dictionary|
|Caleb||Play-Based Learning||To create a simple yet effective game that teachers can use in any subject to engage students morewith learning|