100% of Students in Grades Pre-K–12 Actively Engage in the Research Process Each Year
Research at MKA is a cumulative, interdisciplinary experience, guided by a common understanding of the process of inquiry. The MKA Research Cycle provides a consistent, common structure to enable students to transfer research vocabulary and skills from year to year and discipline to discipline and serves as a launchpad for complementary research processes, such as the scientific process. Librarians and teachers collaborate on research instruction, curriculum, and resource development.
At MKA, we believe that researchers–whether in the humanities or the sciences:
- Embrace research as a process of continual inquiry and revision.
- Ask and develop their own questions.
- Pursue their interests and passions.
- Engage and persevere.
- Consider the “different stories” about, and perspectives on, their topic.
- Practice intellectual integrity.
- Value reliability (in their sources and their data).
- Support and celebrate the research of others.
- Make their research process visible.
- Share their findings effectively.
The following are just a few examples of research experiences across the curriculum.