Does consumerism have a positive impact on urban citizens of China?

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  IES 2017 Marking Criteria and Guideline

·                  Defines and explains clearly the focus and scope of the enquiry, the enquiry plan (e.g. perspectives for enquiry)/ data collection method; articulates clearly the significance of the issue

·                  Clearly identifies necessary and highly relevant concepts/ knowledge and explains the relevance and applicability to the enquiry

Marking Criteria for Part A & B (Weighting: 3)

Submission Deadline: March 10 2016 (Part A + B: 1500 words)

Part A: Problem Definition

Guiding question:

·                  What is the contemporary issue for enquiry you have chosen?

·                  What is the significance of the contemporary issue for enquiry on society/ why is it of interest to you?

·                  How do you justify the significance of the issue/ point of interest for enquiry (e.g. the reasons why it is worthwhile to conduct an enquiry on the issue)? (Social significance of the enquiry question)

·                  What are you going to enquire about and what is the focus of our enquiry? (Objectives)

·                  How do you define the scope of the issue enquiry?

·                  What is your enquiry question at last?

·                  What is /are your focus question(s)? (Focus Questions)

 

Enquiry Question

 

 

Social significance of the enquiry question

 
·                  What are your focus questions?

 

Focus Question

Part B: Relevant Concepts and Knowledge/ Facts/ Data

Guiding questions:

·                  What are the key knowledge and concepts that you think are significant for understanding the issues in your enquiry?

·                  What are the basic and necessary knowledge/ facts/ data that facilitate your understanding of the issue?

·                  How do you gather the facts/ data for your enquiry? (Methodology)

·                  How would you apply the concepts and knowledge/ facts/ data to your issue enquiry

Concepts involved (Max.1000 words)

Methodology

Analytical Framework

Should the Chinese government remove foreign brands from historical places?  

 

          Focus Questions:

1.        Why should foreign brands be inside historical places?

2.        Why shouldn’t foreign brands be inside historical places?

3.        Do the benefits brought by foreign brands being in historical outweigh the harms?

Tourism
How having foreign brands in historical places can attract more visitors
How having foreign brands in historical places can damage the heritage of that site
Compare the benefits and harms of having

1. Economic

2. Cultural

Integrated analysis
Cultural preservation V.S. Regeneration
The effect of foreign brands on the heritage of historical places
Sustainable development: Is removing or not removing more sustainable

 

 

 

Marking Criteria for Part C & D (Weight: 5)

·                  Deploys highly useful information

·                  Provides a highly relevant linkage between the analysis, justification and the information

·                  Sharply identifies, clearly and logically articulates factors/ impacts/ relationships/ major viewpoints of key stakeholders/ disagreements/ embedded values in the issue, with highly relevant concepts and knowledge/ facts/ up-to-date information

·                  Fully and logically justifies the standpoint/ choices/ decision with highly relevant concepts and knowledge/ facts/ up-to-date information, showing strong logical reasoning and high level of multiple-perspective thinking

·                  Provides insightful ideas/ views. Which are relevant to the issue concerned and the enquiry question, with supportive arguments

·                  Addresses well the issue and the enquiry question with a comprehensive analysis from multiple perspectives.

Part C: In-depth Explanation of the Issue (1500 words)

Guiding questions

·                  How do you explain, analyze or interpret the following related items in the process of enquiry by applying relevant concepts and knowledge/ facts/ data? For example,

–          Factors bringing about the issue

–          Impacts brought about by the issue/ suggestions for the issue

–          Majority views/ disagreements/ diversity/ conflicts or views from different perspectives on the issue

·                  How do you explain, analyze or interpret the following related items in the process of enquiry by applying relevant concepts and knowledge/ facts/ data? For example,

–          Factors bringing about the issue

–          Impacts brought about by the issue/ suggestions for the issue

–          Majority views/ disagreements/ diversity/ conflicts or views from different perspectives on the issue: views of different stakeholders/ controversy, differences, conflicts/ arguments on Pros and Cons/ Needs vs Interest/ weight between different factors/ aspects/ perspectives/ possible outcomes and impacts/

·                  Simplify form of Literature Review

·                  Presenting controversial ideas

·                  Analysis with multiple perspectives

Part D: Judgement and justification (1500 words)

Guiding questions:

·         How do you respond to your enquiry questions from multiple perspectives so as to provide evidential support for your arguments? (Multiple perspectives)

·         What are your major arguments and evidential support in response to the enquiry questions, by applying relevant concepts and knowledge/ facts/ data? (Points)

·         What is/are your views/ stance/ decision/ choice/ value judgement/ evaluation in the issue enquiry? (Stance)

·         What is/are your views/ stance/ decision/ choice/ value judgement/ evaluation in the issue enquiry? (Stance)

·         How do you respond to your enquiry questions from multiple perspectives so as to provide evidential support for your arguments?

·         What are your major arguments and evidential support in response to the enquiry questions, by applying relevant concepts and knowledge/ facts/ data? (Points)

·         Your OWN stance/ judgement/ decisions:

–          Weighting the pros and cons/ cost and benefits… (use different parameters to measure)

–          Evidences/ reasons for your stance/ judgement/ decisions

–          Recommendations

–          Justifications (Whichever applies)

Presentation and Organization* (Weighting: 1)

·         Communicates ideas in a concise and well-organized manner, with a coherent structure

·         Uses data effectively (e.g. in the form of tables, photographs, charts and figures

·         Clearly and accurately acknowledges sources of information

*Any of the following will be awarded a maximum of 3 marks (out of 9) for Presentation and Organization;

  • Written reports with more than 4500 words (excluding the covering page, the table of contents, titles, graphs, tables, captions and headings of photos, punctuation marks, footnotes, endnotes, references, bibliography and appendices.)
  • Appendices not more than 1500 words

Initiative* (Weighting: 1)

·         Has been proactive, resourceful, able to work with little supervision in solving problems and reflecting on their works, as evidenced in the process of conducting the enquiry

·         Shows time-management skills and meets deadlines

·         Makes continuous improvements

*Assessment need to base on the following principles:

  • Objective/ quantifiable tasks for assessments
  • Standardize criteria observed within school
  • Should not judge on students’ attitudes (subjective) 

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