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Internet: good or bad? A reading and writing marathon for 12th grade Chinese B SL

The class has started reading numerous visual texts on the advantages and disadvantages of the internet and has answered a variety of questions based on the said visual texts. This is followed by essay writing activities on the same topic that follows a debate format, which is a popular text type for IBDP Chinese B in the option topic of Science and Technology. The student is expected to write using formal language and to organize ideas and arguments into a coherent manner. The student is also expected to use certain terms that are specific to debate.

The first quarter will be mainly based on the topics of Communication and Media, and Science and Technology. These two have a significant overlap in terms of vocabulary and it will be helpful for the student to familiarize himself with these to be able to comprehend visual text and write effectively.

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Experiment for IBDP Psychology HL Internal Assessment

The class has started on designing a replication of a simple experiment. The review of related literature, experiment design, procedure, and selection of participants and materials has already been completed. The next step will be the actual experiment itself.

The class is reminded to follow the ethical guidelines set by the IB such as getting informed consent and providing the participants with a proper debriefing.

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SY 2016-2017 International Baccalaureate Diploma Program Psychology HL for grade 12

Course overview

The aims of IBDP Psychology HL are to:
- encourage the systematic and critical study of human experience and behavior
- develop in the student the capacity to identify, to analyse critically and to evaluate theories, concepts and arguments about the nature and activities of the individual and society
- enable the student to collect, describe and analyse data used in studies of society, to test hypotheses, and to interpret complex data and source material
- promote the appreciation of the way in which learning is relevant to both the culture in which the student lives, and the culture of other societies
- develop an awareness in the student that human attitudes and beliefs are widely diverse and that the study of society requires an appreciation of such diversity
- enable the student to recognize that the content and methodologies in psychology are contestable and that their study requires the toleration of uncertainty
- develop an awareness of how psychological research can be applied for the benefit of human beings
- ensure that ethical practices are upheld in psychological inquiry
- develop an understanding of the biological, cognitive and sociocultural influences on human behavior
- develop an understanding of alternative explanations of behavior
- understand and use diverse methods of psychological inquiry

Assessment objectives
1. Knowledge and comprehension of specified content
– demonstrate knowledge and comprehension of key terms and concepts in psychology
– demonstrate knowledge and comprehension of psychological research methods
– demonstrate knowledge and comprehension of a range of appropriately identified psychological theories and research studies
– demonstrate knowledge and comprehension of the biological, cognitive and sociocultural levels of analysis
– demonstrate knowledge and comprehension of two option topics
2. Application and analysis
– demonstrate an ability to use examples of psychological research and psychological concepts to formulate an argument in response to a specific question
– analyse qualitative psychological research in terms of methodological, reflexive and ethical issues involved in research
3. Synthesis and evaluation
– evaluate psychological theories and empirical studies
– discuss how biological, cognitive and sociocultural levels of analysis can be used to explain behavior
– evaluate research methods used to investigate behavior
4. Selection and use of skills appropriate to psychology
– demonstrate the acquisition of knowledge and skills required for an experimental design, data collection and presentation, data analysis and interpretation
– analyse data using an appropriate inferential statistics test
– write an organized response

Assessment
Formative (quizzes, practices on speaking or writing) 30%
Summative (exams, projects) 50%
Final Assessment (end of semester written exam) 20%

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SY 2016-2017 International Baccalaureate Diploma Program Chinese B SL for grade 12

Course overview

The Mandarin B SL course aims to:
- develop students’ intercultural understanding
- enable students to understand and use the Chinese language in a range of contexts and for a variety of purposes
- encourage, through the study of Chinese texts and through social interaction, an awareness and appreciation of the different perspectives of people from other cultures
- develop students’ awareness of the role of language in relation to other areas of knowledge
- develop students’ awareness of the relationship between the languages and cultures with which they are familiar
- provide students with a basis for further study, work and leisure through the use of the Chinese language
- provide the opportunity for enjoyment, creativity and intellectual stimulation through knowledge of the Chinese language

Assessment objectives
- communicate clearly and effectively in a range of situations, demonstrating linguistic competence and intercultural understanding
- use the Chinese language appropriate to a range of interpersonal and/or cultural contexts
- understand and use the Chinese language to express and respond to a range of ideas with accuracy and fluency
- organize ideas on a range of topics, in a clear, coherent and convincing manner
- understand, analyse and respond to a range of written and spoken Chinese texts

Assessment
Formative (quizzes, practices on speaking or writing) 50%
Summative (exams, projects) 30%
Final Assessment (end of semester written exam) 20%

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