High Global Perspectives and Independent Research 1 AS
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This Cambridge/AICE course is developed to develop learners who are confident, responsible, reflective, innovative, and engaged.
Exploration, research, reflection, and communication are skills students broaden in the Cambridge Global Perspectives & Research course. Students identify their area of focus to explore multiple perspectives on issues facing the world both today and in the past through collaboration, discussion, seminars, research, and writing. This course enables students to think globally and prepares them to take the Cambridge International AS Global Perspectives & Research exam and the Team Project component. Further course detail can be found in the course syllabus.
This course is required for all students seeking a Cambridge International Diploma.
Follow the link below for the Department of Education description for this course:
Students examine and research global topics including technology, science, politics, ethics, environment, economics, social relationships, and culture. These themes are woven through the course and serve as the backdrop from which students also hone their research and writing skills. Topics are often determined by global events as they occur in real time.
•Understand the components of the Cambridge AICE Global Perspectives and Independent Research AS exam.
•Summarize and apply the steps of The Critical Path (deconstruction, reconstruction, reflection, communication, and collaboration) to source analysis.
•Apply CAPER to source analysis.
•Understand the elements of an argument.
•Identify bias in an argument.
•Investigate arguments from various perspectives with peers.
•Apply AICE skills and peer evaluation to essay writing.
•Analyze sources for reliability and validity.
•Apply proper citations to source materials.
•Apply basic English grammar rules to AICE exam writing.
•Analyze AICE exam questions using key words and point values to provide the most appropriate response.
•Collaborate with a group on a local problem with global significance.
•Research a topic using a specific perspective or lens.
•Present research to a group of your peers.
•Write title questions, introductions, and conclusions featuring a strong argument, backed by evidence.
•Write a body paragraph using PEEL.
•Understand requirements of Component 2 exam submission.
•Create a research list.
•Apply style rules to Component 2 essay writing including sentence structure, word choice, and diction.
•Apply the self-assessment checklist to your Component 2 essay.
•Review Component 2 requirements in a peer's essay writing.
•Apply critical feedback to the revision of your Component 2 essay.
•Revise the final draft of your Component 2 essay based on the required criteria.
•Analyze information on your chosen title question through a variety of perspectives using authentic research.
•Understand the requirements of Component 3 of the AICE Global Perspectives exam.
•Apply the Critical Path to Component 3.
•Analyze a presentation for key criteria.
•Understand the use of title questions in preparing a Component 3 presentation.
•Assess screen-readiness of presentation skills.
•Reflect on the effectiveness of team collaboration.
•Reflect on your own learning.
•Research solutions to a global issue.
•Collaborate with peers to present research findings.
•Understand best practices for the AICE Global Perspectives Component 3 presentation submission.
•Apply global themes to analysis of arguments.
•Analyze information on global topics through a variety of perspectives.
•Understand best practices for the AICE Global Perspectives Component 1 exam.
•Use planning strategies to write arguments within an established timeframe.
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