Article published 13 March 2024

Personal Project Exhibition at The International school of Älmhult

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An exhibition and celebration of our MYP 5 students’ dedication, creativity and innovation. Personal Project is a student-centered project in which students explore an area of personal interest over an extended period.

Personal Project is a student-centered project in which students explore an area of personal interest over an extended period. It provides them the opportunity to consolidate their learning and develop important skills they’ll need in both further education and life beyond the classroom. It also helps them develop confidence to become principled, lifelong learners and demonstrate their understanding of MYP core concepts such as international-mindedness, communication, and reflection and skills like time management, critical thinking, and communication.

Celebrating Creativity: MYP 5 Students' Showcase

This year the students’ projects emerged from different disciplines related to current career trends as well as students’ keen interest to think out of the box and explore a new career path. A golden thread that was common in all the projects - All students explored areas that they are passionate about. Some of the projects are in form of a physical product and are on display in our library. Do come in and take a look. Here are some examples of the projects.

  • Fashion study
  • Recipe book on sustainable cooking
  • Making a task management web app using ‘python code’ for MYP students
  • Creating a Lego international airport
  • Sewing with reusable/recyclable fabrics
  • An interior design magazine exploring different culture trends
  • Motion in photography
  • Exploring digital content creation and publishing for young learners
  • Handbook on Mental health
  • Handbook on coping with anxiety
  • Basketball equipment storage
  • Filming and editing videos.
  • Design of Southern African dresses.
  • Learning to design and sew a fashion collection
  • Cookbook for university students.
  • Creating and educational website about cybersecurity
  • The development of Korean popular music.
  • Bodybuilding and nutrition
  • Emergent technologies in Digital electronics and software.
  • Magazine on Exploring beauty standards
  • Learning to play a guitar solo
  • Handbook for underdeveloped countries to step into development
  • Learning to program through arcade-like mini games
  • A study-The paradox of choice

Besides the exhibition, the personal project formally assesses students’ approaches to learning (ATL) skills for self-management, research, communication, critical and creative thinking, and collaboration.

The personal project includes following 3 components:

  1. product or outcome—evidence of tangible or intangible results: what the student was aiming to achieve or create
  2. process journal—ideas, criteria, developments, challenges, plans, research, possible solutions and progress reports
  3. report—an account of the project and its impact, to a structure that follows the assessment criteria. The report includes a bibliography and evidence from the process journal that documents students’ development and achievements.

Students have completed the first element of the personal project and are now focused on the other two. We wish them good luck!

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