独立研究项目 Independent Research Projects

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独立研究项目 Independent Research Projects

为鼓励同学们独立学习,同学们在高二和高三将会分别参与一个独立研究项目。

To encourage individual learning, students engage in two independent research projects during their time at Dalton, one in Senior Two and another in Senior Three.

高一学生的准备阶段 Preparation for Senior Ones:

高一的同学们在开始时,会在日常课程中通过我们精心选择的小项目得到能力的提升。从第一学期开始,每个学科都会为我们能力的培养添砖加瓦。以数学为例,它包含的基本统计学知识对学生们开展调查十分有益;再如历史,学生们会通过分析原始资料,得出有事实作为基础的观点。第二个学期,学生们则开始利用这些能力来完成较小规模的项目。相关的教师们会共同商议来给学生评分,同时其他教师辅助评分。

Senior One students begin this process with skills development and carefully chosen smaller projects built into their regular coursework. Each discipline contributes to the skills development beginning in the first semester. For example, mathematics teaches basic statistics helpful for conducting surveys; in history, students analyze primary sources and then learn to make evidence-backed arguments. In the second semester, students begin to utilize those skills on small-scale projects. These faculty members collaborate as needed with the rest of the faculty to assist as necessary with grading.


高年级学生整年的项目 Year-long Projects for Upper Seniors:


经过高一为期一年的准备工作,高二的学生开始策划自己的项目。在学期的开始,他们就自己感兴趣的内容选择话题,并在学院内选择能够在项目中全程帮助他们的导师。同学们会进行研究和调查,分析得到的数据并得出自己的结论,并完成一份报告。在整个过程中,学生必须就每一步的工作进行详细的记录,回顾调查过程并写一份简洁的反思。最后,学生将以海报的形式向全体学生展示成果。每位学生在IRP项目中最少应投入100小时。老师会综合过程参与,论文以及展示环节进行评价。在高三会进行相同的项目。

After year-long preparation, Senior Two students begin their paths of their own project. At the beginning of the semester, they choose their own topics of interest, and a supervisor within the faculty that will guide them through the whole process. The students will conduct researches and surveys, analysis the results, derive their own conclusions, and write a paper all by themselves. Along the process, they must keep a detailed journal of what they did for each step. After that, they will review their research process, and write a brief reflection. Finally, they will present their works to all the students with a poster. Every student should commit at leat 100 hours for the whole IRP. The teacher will grade them based on the process, the essay, and the presentation. The same process is repeated in Senior Three.

独立研究项目课程 IRP Class:

IRP课程为高二和高三的必修课程,每次为期一年,每周两节课。每周的其中一节为一个指导老师教授的研究训练课程,另外一节则是为学生独立研究准备的。每周总共一个半小时。

Independent Research Project class is a year-long twice-a-week compulsory class in both Senior Two and Senior Three. One of the two classes in the week is IRP training course taught by a guiding teacher, while the other is an independent working session. In total, the class is 1.5 hours per week.

独立研究项目的导师 IRP Supervisor:

每个学生可以依据他们所选的主题和教师的兴趣来选择他们的独立研究项目导师。导师只可以指引学生,学生则需亲自完成所有工作。学生应每两个星期约见导师一次,每次半个小时,来与导师讨论自己的独立研究项目。

Each student can choose their IRP supervisors based on their topics and the interest of the faculties. The supervisor can and only can provide guidance, while all the exact works must be done by the students themselves. The students should meet with their IRP supervisors once every two weeks for 30 minutes to discuss about their IRPs.

一个独立研究项目进度的快慢是由该项目的协调者(总指导老师)和每个学生专属的指导老师共同决定的,他们通过学生的研究笔记和一对一的谈话来决策并调整进度。在过程中,学生必须明确好自己的每一个进度点后才能进行接下来的任务。这些进度点包括:列出明细的资料来源,编辑整理记录卡片(纸质或电子),完成大纲和初稿,或者其他指导老师要求的步骤。

Progress toward completion of an IRP is monitored by the IRP Coordinator and each student's individual IRP supervisor by following the student's reflection journal and through one-on-one meetings. Along the way students must pass certain check points before they can continue to the next step. These include listing their sources, compiling note cards (physical or digital), completing an outline and initial draft, and other steps identified by the IRP Coordinator.

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What drives China's migration—motivation of China's internal migration 中国人口内部流动的动机