Creativity: Generating and developing ideas, taking part in a product/performance of one's own or based on interpretation
Activity: Physical work for a healthy lifestyle
Service: To act voluntarily in response to a real community need, individually and collaboratively.
Types of services:
a) One-to-one service: One-to-one tutoring, service at the animal shelter, etc.
b) Indirect service: Designing the charity's website
c) Advocacy: Raising awareness of a problem, taking action by attracting public attention: such as a campaign for the starving.
d) Research: Collecting, analyzing, and presenting information that will create change. The environmental survey, interviews about homeless/unemployment, etc.
WHAT KIND OF WORK IS NOT ACCEPTED?
Any work that you do not actively participate in will not be accepted, we need to interact with others.
Examples of ineligible work:
CAS EXPERIENCE AND CAS PROJECT
CAS EXPERIENCE: Experience involving one or more CAS elements. The purpose of an experience is to achieve CAS goals/outcomes. In doing so, it is necessary to gather evidence.
CAS PROJECT: Project involving two or more CAS elements, lasting at least 4 weeks (including research and exhibition/presentation). Collaborating with other students (preferably IB) or the wider community and providing evidence that we are working to achieve CAS outcomes.
How to get started with CAS?
* Distribute our activities evenly between 3 elements
* Fill in the forms in our handbook that will help us
* Talk to our CAS consultant and share our ideas
*Let's not forget that we go through 5 stages while acquiring an experience. 1-Research, 2-preparation, 3-action, 4-feedback (reflection), 5-presentation phase. It is important to fulfill these steps without skipping for each of our experiences.
* we must keep organized the evidence that shows that we have achieved the target outputs
A few examples of CAS:
CAS TARGET OUTCOMES
When we finish the GIB CAS program, we will achieve the following goals/outputs:
Enhanced awareness of our strengths and growth: We have many talents and skills, and we must be aware of our choices to go further.
Embarking on new challenges: It can be an activity we haven't done before, or it can be an enhancement of an existing one.
Taking part in planned activities that require participation in a group: This type of work is based on cooperation. The student needs to plan and implement an experience.
Collaboration with others: Collaborative activities such as team sports, group music, and helping kindergarten children. Collaboration and creativity-activity-service in harmony with at least one project work is a must for CAS.
Committed to work with perseverance: In its simplest form, regularly participating in their work and dealing with problems that arise.
Dealing with issues of global importance: Taking part in international projects, and participating in global problems at the local, national, and international levels (eg environmental issues)
Behaving ethically: Important throughout the entire CAS program (for example, on the sports field, when composing musicals, and in our relationships with others).
Developing new skills: While doing an activity that we have not done before, we may notice our new skills or see that we have mastered them.
ASSESSMENT: The CAS program is not evaluated with grades, but we need to show in 3 official interviews that we have achieved the target outputs, that we are a student suitable for the IB student profile, and that we attach importance to international mindedness.
*1st interview: It is held to show that we understand what the CAS program is, the target outputs, the features in the IB student profile, and how we can reflect. We talk to our consultant about time management, our plans, the reflections we have uploaded to the Managebac site, and our evidence.
*2nd interview: Our progress in the program is evaluated, it discusses how we follow the CAS steps, what level we have reached the target outputs, and how we plan/plan the CAS project. Documents uploaded to the Managebac system are taken as evidence.
*3rd interview: It is discussed how we reached all of the CAS outputs, our experiences and our project, the extent to which we have completed, the new skills we have gained, what kind of experiences we have achieved international mindedness, which studies and how we have achieved the characteristics of the IB student profile. Realistic feedback on our own progress is important and documentation in the Managebac system is taken as evidence.
Regular feedback and evidence of our CAS work should be put into the Managebac system. Regular meetings with our CAS consultant should be provided.
Not going to meetings with our advisor, not attending meetings, not giving feedback (reflecting), and not collecting relevant evidence will cause us to fall behind in the program and ultimately we will not be able to get our IB diploma.
CAS ACTION PLAN
Relation of CAS to TOC and Academic honesty
** The purpose of TOK is for us to enjoy the rich and diverse knowledge of human beings.
** The purpose of CAS is to experience this pleasure.
** Both expect us to analyze information, question generalizations, and form our own opinions.
Academic honesty/observance of ethical values:
Plagiarism is prohibited (presentation of ideas, words, and work of other believers).
Reproduction of the work is prohibited (such as the use of work done for one assignment in another assignment).
Any form of abuse is prohibited.
We should observe ethical values in the decisions we make and the behaviors we display, respect the rights and freedoms of people, prioritize love and respect towards living things, and know that we have to bear the consequences of our actions in the opposite direction, and we should take responsibility for this.
CAS WORKS AT IELEV
Our 11th and 12th-grade students are doing CAS (creativity, physical activity, social responsibility) studies within the scope of the IB program. We are implementing the Duke of Edinburgh International Award Program for our students at other grade levels to become familiar with the CAS program, improve themselves, and raise awareness of solidarity by supporting those in need.
We are happy to see that this kind of work is becoming a habit among all our students.
There are also studies that we do in different branch courses in the context of CAS, and that we carry out every year and make it traditional.
Some of those: