Our first Extending Wednesday guest post is by Alethea Bleyberg. Alethea is an IB educator and examiner based in Hong Kong and is a member of the Extended Essay curriculum review team. As a member of the curriculum review team for the Extended Essay, I was recently asked to feed back to the team leader my thoughts on the role of reflection in the EE process. What follows here are my own thoughts on the role of the reflection in the EE process, in light of the input of the many thoughtful contributions from my fellow team members. The EE guide, understandably, makes a number of assumptions about the importance of reflection in the Extended Essay process. Reflection, after all, is embedded in the philosophy of all IB programmes.
Theory of Knowledge (TOK)
NHS IB Extended Essay - Reflection in the Extended Essay (May Exams)
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The Role of Reflection in the Extended Essay
The IB encourages students to reflect throughout the research process - not just at the end after your paper is finished! You will meet with your supervisor a number of times while you are working on your EE, for a total of 3 to 5 hours. Three of those sessions will be " reflection sessions ", meaning that following these meetings you will be required to submit a word reflection on the research and writing process of your EE to the EE Coordinator. The 'Initial Session' in the spring of your junior year. The remaining reflection session take place in your senior year: one 'Interim Session' in September, and one 'Final Session' also know as 'Viva Voce' in December.
It has a 1, word limit and is marked out of It consists of 3 rows to log in your first, second, and third interaction with your TOK teacher. You will input reflections and comments, to be submitted alongside your final essay. Though some TOK concepts may seem quite abstract, you need to communicate your ideas clearly to the examiner.