IB: CAS Learning Outcomes (Use these in Reflections)


Learning Outcomes

As a result of your CAS experience as a whole, including your reflections, there should be evidence that you have:

$11.     Increased awareness of your own strengths and areas for growth

Able to see yourself as an individual with various skills and abilities, some more developed than others, and understand that you can make choices about how you wish to move forward.

$12.     Undertaken new challenges

A new challenge may be an unfamiliar activity, or an extension to an existing one.

$13.     Planned and initiated activities

Planning and initiation will often be in collaboration with others.  It can be shown in activities that are part of larger projects, for example, ongoing school activities in the local community, as well as in small student-led activities.

$14.     Worked collaboratively with others

Collaboration can be shown in many different activities, such as team sorts, playing music in a band, or helping in a kindergarten.  At least one project involving collaboration and the integration of at least two of creativity, action, and service, is required.

$15.     Shown perseverance and commitment in your activities

At a minimum, this implies attending regularly and accepting a share of the responsibility for dealing with problems that arise in the course of activities.

$16.     Engaged with issues of global importance

Students may be involved in international projects but there are many global issues that can be acted upon locally or nationally (for example, environmental concerns, caring for the elderly).

$17.     Considered the ethical implications of your actions.

Ethical decisions arise in almost any CAS activity (for example, on the sports field, in musical composition, in relationships with others involved in service activities.) Evidence of thinking about the ethical issues can be shown in various ways, including journal entries and conversations with CAS advisors.

$18.     Developed new skills

As with new challenges, new skills may be shown in activities that the student has not previously undertaken, or in increased expertise in an established area.