The future belongs to the curious. The ones who are not afraid to try it, explore it, poke at it, question it, and turn it inside out.Albert Einstein
Research opens pathways to worlds not yet explored. At its foundation, research is about curiosity; asking a question, and going in search of the answer. Sparking this curiosity is the way we as educators light up students’ interest and motivation for their extended essays (EE).
As an in-depth, independent investigation into a topic of their choice, the EE is a crucial step toward students’ preparation for undergraduate studies. This guide has been designed to help you get insights into how the EE is valuable for students, and gain a thorough understanding of its structure and assessment. As a coordinator, you will also gain insights into different ways to support supervisors and students on the EE journey.
We designed this guide to be navigated sequentially. That being said, this is your inquiry so feel free to jump around to the sections you find most relevant to your context.
Who is this for and what’s inside?
- DP coordinators and school leaders looking for strategies and resources to support their teams understand and implement the EE effectively
- New EE supervisors looking to dive into the what, why, and how of the extended essay in the DP