IBDP Prep and Revision Course: Scientific Writing and Data Processing - For Students Entering Year 1 IB and Year 2 IB
Fellow: Dr. Elina Prodromidi
Preparation to enter the IB program with a focus on Group 4 Experimental Sciences requires that students possess good practical and data analysis skills, which will help them succeed in their Internal Assessments and Extended Essays in these courses. Training students in the fundamental Scientific Method and perfecting it by applying each component of it from thinking of an Experiment to conducting an Experiment to writing and presenting the Results of an Experiment is what this online course will try to teach prospective IB students or existing IB Year 1 students transitioning to Year 2.
All aspects of a scientific investigation will be considered starting from how to brainstorm, research and formulate a valid, focused and coherent Research Question, design an appropriate Methodology to obtain sufficient measurable Results data, collect Results data, analyze them and finally discuss and evaluate them in the context of Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Environmental Systems and Societies. Students will work in synchronous and asynchronous virtual sessions, both individually and in groups, with real problem-based topics in all Sciences. Examples of data presentation in Tables and Graphs with necessary conventions will be addressed, including simple data analysis which is required at the level of the IB Science courses.
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Pre IBDP Math AA and AI - For Students Entering Year 1 IB
Fellows: Dr. Angeliki Stamati and Matina Katsiyianni
The IB Prep Math Virtual course will focus on preparing students for the IB curriculum. The students will be exposed to the IB Mathematics Program, and they will familiarize themselves with its expectations, the different terminology, levels, papers, and the Internal Assessment requirements. They will also get a first glimpse of the extended essay in Group 5, which is an independent, self-directed piece of research.
The course will run for three weeks, and the students will be investigating two major components of the syllabus: Statistics and Functions & Modelling.
Course Requirements: All students will have to have access to a Graphic Display Calculator throughout the course.
IBDP Prep & Revision Course: Research and Academic Ethics - For Students Entering Year 1 and Year 2 IB
Fellows: Elizabeth Ktorides and Dr. Marco Crivellaro
This course is designed to develop the students’ research skills in order to match the requirements of the IB Diploma, specifically to successfully complete the Extended Essay, the Internal Assessments, and other writing tasks across disciplines. Participants will be introduced to inquisitive thinking while learning effective strategies for brainstorming and structuring a clearly focused outline. By the end of the course, attendees will be able to formulate a proper research question, identify and assess reliable and valuable sources, correctly use in-text citations, and compile bibliographies according to the highest standards of academic integrity.