Research: All About “Stuff”
Aug 5-9
ECP Centre in Central
July 8-12
ECP Centre in Central
June 24-28
ECP Centre in Central
Instant noodles, balloons, paper lanterns, toilet paper. After gathering their research, they will create a short biography of their chosen inventors and inventions. It’s about time the makers of the toothbrush, instant noodles and the zipper were given credit for their work!
Learning objectives
Specific to this workshop:
  • Primary focus on research and report writing
  • Identify reliable online sources and gather information on specific research questions
  • Choose categories for a report and organising research accordingly
  • Learn to distinguish between relevant and irrelevant details
  • Take concise notes from multiple sources
  • Write up notes using own words, connecting ideas logically and smoothly
  • Use and consistently maintain a factual tone
  • Consider the purpose and use of labelled diagrams
  • Find and incorporate fun facts to engage the reader
  • Reference sources and create a bibliography
As a writer:
  • Be introduced to ECP process of writing, revising and publishing
  • Improve writing skills through individualised feedback from the teacher
  • Practise proofreading and editing skills
As a learner:
  • Develop critical thinking and collaboration skills through a workshop environment
  • Learn to look at own work critically and consider how to improve it
  • Learn to be open to and respond to constructive feedback
  • Gain confidence as a writer by writing and publishing writing in a booklet for a real audience

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For children aged
10 to 12
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