What is CAS? - Learning outcomes

Completion of CAS is based on the achievement of seven CAS learning outcomes gained through commitment to your CAS program over a period of 18 months. These learning outcomes demonstrate personal growth and achievment at some point during your 18 months of CAS. Through meaningful and purposeful CAS experiences, IB students should develop the necessary skills, attributes and understandings to achieve the seven CAS learning outcomes. Some learning outcomes may be achieved many times, while others may be achieved less frequently. Not all CAS experiences lead to a CAS learning outcome. To earn the IB diploma you must provide evidence in your ManageBac CAS portfolio of having achieved each learning outcome at least once since beginning CAS August Junior year. Members of the CAS team including CAS coordinator, adviser, and supervisor reach agreement with the students as to what evidence is necessary to demonstrate achievement of each CAS learning outcome. Usually the evidence of achieving any of the seven CAS learning outcomes is found in your reflections on ManageBac, but your evidence, documentation, and supervisor reviews are also important factors. The seven CAS learning outcomes are listed below and described in more depth in tabs on left.

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Identify own strengths and develop areas for growth:
Recognize your various abilities and skills and that some are more developed than others.

Demonstrate that challenges have been undertaken, developing new skills in the process:
Learn a new challenge may be an unfamiliar experience or an extension of an existing one. Newly acquired or developed skills may be shown through experiences that are not previously undertaken or through increased expertise.

Demonstrate how to initiate and plan a CAS experience:
Carry out the stages of a CAS project from conceiving an idea to executing a plan.This may be accomplished in collaboration with other participants.

Show commitment to and perseverance in CAS experiences:
Demonstrate regular involvement and active engagement in CAS.

Demonstrate the skills and recognize the benefits of working collaboratively:
Become able to identify, demonstrate and critically discuss the benefits and challenges of collaboration gained through CAS experiences.

Demonstrate engagement with issues of global significance:
Become able to identify and demonstrate understanding of global issues, make responsible decisions, and take appropriate action in response to the issue either locally, nationally or internationally.

Recognize and consider the ethics of choices and actions:
Show awareness of the consequences of choices and actions in planning and carrying out CAS experiences.