IB CAS Guide

IB CAS Guide

Applying Reflective Practice to CAS and Service Learning

PART I

 

Lesson Introduction:

The IB aims to create students who are “internationally minded” and strive “to create a better more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect.” CAS and Service Learning provide an important framework for working toward these goals by putting the idea “Think Globally, Act Locally” in practice.

In CAS you have been asked to engage with a Global Issue and to Act Locally through your Service Learning group.

NOTE: This lesson will be video taped and submitted as evidence of Mr. Daniel Muller’s teaching practice for the International Teaching Certificate (ITC) program.

Lesson Objectives:

  • Use the techniques of reflective practice to consider the extent to which you gained new knowledge and understanding of global issues this year.
  • Consider in what ways this experience has changed you.
  • Consider in what ways your experience could have been more deep and what changes can be made to the program to make it better for the new IB cohort.

What Global Issue did your Service Learning Group focus on?

How and to what extent did you investigate your Global Issue?

To what extent did you feel prepared individually and as a group to “act locally” in your service project?

  • What were the barriers to engagement?
  • What strategies helped make engagement easier?
  • What advice do you have for the new IB cohort?
  • What advice do you have for the new IB CAS Coordinator?

Reflect on the process of settings goals.

  • Were your goals appropriate?
  • Were they achievable?
  • Were specific or general?
  • What advice do you have for the new IB cohort?
  • What advice do you have for the new IB CAS Coordinator?

Reflect on the process of collecting data and evidence.

  • How did you collect data and evidence?
  • How do you preserve knowledge?
  • What is the value of documenting your progress?
  • What advice do you have for the new IB cohort?
  • What advice do you have for the new IB CAS Coordinator?
To Be Continued…

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