Please try to have your introduction presented to your supervisor before Tuesday of Week 9.

A strong Introduction includes:

a Brief context leading to selection of topic

the expression of a clear  goal and a brief explanation on how you intend to achieve it

Selected focus of one AoI

A description of product

A list of specifications

(250 to 400 words as a standard introduction)


The Process journal

The Process Journal should be :

design by the student in a format that suits his or her needs

a place for planning

a place for recording interactions with sources, ie: teachers, supervisors, external sources

a place for storing useful information — quotes, pictures, ideas

a means of exploring ideas and alternatives

a place for reflection on stages of the project

a place for evaluating work completed

a place for reflecting on learning

useful for the student when receiving formative feedback

a collection of  information to produce the project report

The Process

This is about the creative process, but can easily include research. The process you go through with the PPP is an extremely iterative one that takes you along many different journeys. You may have already encountered this, but below is an excellent infographic which depicts the possible “states of mind” that you might go through! Where are you on this right now? Just remember, it’s normal!


Picking An AOI

An Area of Interaction is like taking directions using Google Maps. Are you going to pick the fastest route? The most fuel efficient route? Or the most scenic route? All go to a final destination, and yet all are very different trips. In the same way, your PPP’s AOI is going to determine in which direction your work goes.


Let’s look at an example: Basketball

Human Ingenuity: Creation and the Consequences of Creation
– How are plays and calls created by coaches? What the consequences of specific calls? How can a creative call/play be a determining factor as to who wins the game?

Environments: Man-made and natural environments
– What environments produce NBA stars? What are the best practicing environments?

Health & Social Education: Physical, social and emotional health and intelligence
– How can you play basketball safely? What injuries can be sustained from improper practicing techniques? What sports injuries are most typically linked to basketball and how can they be avoided?

Community & Service: Developing awareness and a sense of responsibility towards the community
– What after school programs are available for underprivileged children? How can basketball be used as an additional outreach program in your community?

Now, take your topic and do the same thing.

What does your topic look like if you think about humans creating and the results of creating?

How could you study the environmental-influences or impact of your topic?

How could your topic relate to health or social issues?

How could your topic impact your local community?

Be sure to pick an Area of Interaction that fits nicely — Don’t force it. Also, go see a friend and ask their opinions. Often one AOI definitely *won’t* fit, but two *might* fit, so you have to make your decision carefully.

Process journal

Is a complete record of everything you do:

– Notes and ideas while a topic is selected

– Concepts for your project

– Drawings, photos

– Copies or recording of Interview with experts

– Plan for your project

– Timelines with details

– Record of meetings with supervisor

-On going reflection about what you learn (To help you with Reflect on learning)

– On going reflection on how your learn

– On going reflection about focus of Area of Interaction (AoI)

– Photos of you in action


Introduction of the report

A quality introduction:

Contains a brief description of the context leading to the selection of the topic.

– A clear stated goal

– A research question

– One appropriately selected Area of Interaction

– A list of complete and rigourous specifications

Note: See Student Guide on Page about Criterion B: Define the goal