Managing the Exploration
I have updated my Student Guide for the Exploration to version 13 which can soon be viewed on the Exploration Student Guide page or downloaded here. Th Exploration Student Guide page has been marked as 'student accessible' so the Exploration Guide can be shared with your students using Student Access. The 11-page PDF file contains fillable fields for teachers to enter their own deadline dates on page 3 of the Student Guide.
11-page PDF file of Exploration Student Guide (v13)
I have thought about the possible chronological stages for the Exploration in terms of: (1) sufficient time for students to understand their responsibilities and completing the written Exploration as well as they can, and (2) fitting the Exploration sensibly into a 2-year teaching plan for the Analysis & Approaches course (SL or HL). From the perspective of a teacher, I've broken down the task of managing the Exploration into seven stages as outlined in the diagram below. There are further comments on some of these stages in the boxes below the diagram. Certainly the process of managing the Exploration with students can be scheduled differently from what I've illustrated below. This timeline is just my suggestion of what I think could work well. However, I do think that the factors I've considered when devising this particular plan (or timeline) need to be considered by any teacher devising their own IA plan.
Exploration Student Checklist - student checklist to remind them of key do's and don't for the Exploration
Exploration criteria-scoring 1-page - criteria on one page (both SL and HL for criterion E); can use as a scoring sheet
Exploration teacher feedback form - optional feedback form that can be included with moderation sample