“Be the change you want to see in the world" -Mahatma Gandhi
Creativity, action, service (CAS) is at the heart of the IB Diploma Programme. Together with Theory of Knowledge and the Extended Essay, CAS is one of the three essential elements in every student’s Diploma Programme experience. Students are expected to engage in activities and to develop personal projects outside the classroom for the 18 months they are in the IB Programme in order to develop skills and learn through experience. CAS is not assessed or examined, but their activities must align with the Eight Learning Outcomes (page…..) outlined by the IBO. Each candidate must meet the CAS requirement in addition to the other mandatory components for the award of the diploma. A student's records along with the school and self-evaluations must clearly demonstrate quality, balanced content, and commitment for a student to meet the CAS requirements.
· Real purposeful activities with significant outcomes · Personal Challenges-tasks that require extension and active participation by the student · Achievable-projects and activities that are realistic and achievable in scope · Thoughtful reflection and consideration in planning, reviewing, and progress reporting · Alignment with the Eight Personal Outcomes**
International dimensions The aim of all IB programmes is to develop internationally minded people who, recognizing their common humanity and shared guardianship of the planet, help to create a better and more peaceful world.
IB learner profile booklet (March 2006)
Creating “a better and more peaceful world” is a large aim. Working towards it should be seen as involving many steps, which may be taken locally, nationally or internationally. It is important to see activities in a broader context, bearing in mind the maxim “Think globally, act locally”. Working with people from different social or cultural backgrounds in the vicinity of the school can do as much to increase mutual understanding as large international projects.