The CE Project Stages
The stages to follow in your CE Project are:
Investigation this involves you taking an inventory of the interests, skills and talents of your group members so you can consider these as you investigate the opportunities for your project topic. Your group will need to consider what they wish to pursue for a project, what global context would suit your inquiry, and what the needs are of various communities. You will also need to gather information about your issue/community you wish to work with – determining your identified need through research that includes use of varied approaches including media review, interviews, surveys, and direct observation/personal experiences.
Preparation involves your group planning the service experience by identifying the roles that need to be done, assigning responsibilities, listing actions to be taken, identifying resources required and developing a timeline. Preparation also involves you considering what skills/knowledge you may need to develop to successfully carry the plan to completion.
Action involves you implementing your plan.
Reflection involves you, individually and with your group, describing what happened, expressing feelings, generating ideas and asking questions. Reflection occurs throughout all stages of your project, as well as when it is completed to gauge your understanding and synthesis, to assist you with revising and rethinking plans, and to internalize the experience. Summative reflection will involve evaluating your product/outcome and reflecting on your project and your learning.
Demonstration will involve your group hosting a stall at the CE Project Expo, making explicit what and how you learned and what you accomplished. Sharing your reflections will be a key part of this.
Now refer to the sub-pages to this page to find out more details on what to do in each stage of your project.