A CAS experience is a specific event in which the student engages with one or more of the three CAS strands.
A) Single CAS experience
CAS stages may/may not be used
B) Series of CAS experiences
CAS stages used
C) CAS project: Collaborative series of CAS experiences
CAS stages used
A meaningful CAS programme must be more than unplanned/singular experiences. A series of planned CAS experiences are recommended for a more engaging CAS programme.
CAS experiences may incorporate one or more of the CAS strands. For example:
- Going for a mountain hike could be a singular experience within the “Activity” strand.
- A student plans a number of visits to a nursing home resulting in a series of CAS experiences within the “Service” strand.
- A group of students plan and stage a basketball tournament for the local community, resulting in a series of CAS experiences involving the strands of “Activity” and “Service”.
A CAS experience must:
- fit within one or more of the CAS strands
- be based on a personal interest, skill, talent or opportunity for growth
- provide opportunities to develop the attributes of the IB learner profile
- not be used or included in the student’s Diploma course requirements
Concider the following questions:
- Will the experience be enjoyable?
- Does the experience allow for development of personal interests, skills and/or talents?
- What new possibilities or challenges could the experience provide?
- What might be the possible consequences of your CAS experience for you, others and the environment?
- Which CAS learning outcomes may be addressed?
While it is not necessary for each CAS experience to address a CAS learning outcome, upon completion of the CAS programme, CAS students are required to present evidence demonstrating achievement of all CAS learning outcomes.Kuopion Lyseon lukio - CAS HandbookElokuu 202223.4.2019