For a supervisor, I believe the most satisfying part of the entire Extended Essay process is the Viva Voce.
(who else is singing “Viva Las Vegas” in their heads right now …?)
Anyway, I digress …
What I love about the Viva Voce is that it is a chance to really celebrate what our students have accomplished. For the majority of our students, the EE is a great way for them to showcase their passion for a subject area, their research and writing skills, as well as their critical thinking skills. In the Viva Voce, students can reflect on their EE journey and talk about the process in a thoughtful and compelling way. It’s always so nice to see students consider their past struggles and make the connection to how it’s brought them to their present state of being a more refined and enlightened young adult.
Am I being too idealistic? I don’t think so.
Have a listen to the following audio recordings of four different students. You’ll understand what I mean once you hear their voices.