Learning Outcomes

Learning outcomes in CAS are an important part of the student's experience and journey. There are seven learning outcomes, each of which encompasses a different aspect of  what students learn from CAS. Every CAS experience or project must touch on at least one learning outcome, though more meaningful experiences will include more. 

1. Identify Strengths and Develop Areas for Growth

The student:

  • is aware of own strengths and weaknesses

  • is open to improvement and growth opportunities

  • is able to propose activities according to own interests and talents

  • is willing to participate in different activities

  • is able to undertake a thoughtful self-evaluation

  • is able to see themselves as individuals with various abilities and skills, some more developed than others.

2. Demonstrate that challenges have been undertaken, developing new skills in the process

The student:

  • participates in an experience that demands an appropriate personal challenge; this could be with new or familiar experiences

  • is willing to become involved in unfamiliar environments and situations

  • acquires new skills and abilities

  • increases expertise in an established area

  • shows newly acquired or developed skills or increased expertise in an established area.

3. Demonstrate how to initiate and plan a CAS experience

The student:

  • is able to articulate the CAS stages including investigation, preparation, action, reflection (ongoing) and demonstration, moving from conceiving an idea to carrying out a plan for a CAS experience or series of CAS experiences

  • demonstrates knowledge and awareness by building on a previous CAS experience

  • shows initiative by launching a new idea or process

  • suggests creative ideas, proposals or solutions

  • integrates reflective thoughts in planning or taking initiative

  • is aware of roles and responsibilities when designing an individual or collective CAS experience

  • shows responsible attitude to CAS project planning

  • is able to develop a coherent action plan taking into account the aim or purpose, activities and resources.

4. Show commitment to and perseverance in CAS experiences

The student:

  • demonstrates regular involvement and active engagement with CAS experiences and CAS project

  • is able to foresee potential challenges to the initial plan and consider valid alternatives and contingencies

  • • demonstrates adaptability to uncertainties and changes

  • • gets involved in long-term CAS experiences and CAS project.

5. Demonstrate the skills and recognize the benefits of working collaboratively

The student:

  • shares skills and knowledge

  • listens respectfully to proposals from peers

  • is willing to take on different roles within a team

  • shows respect for different points of view and ideas

  • makes valuable contributions

  • is responsible for participating in the group

  • readily assists others

  • is able to identify, demonstrate and discuss critically the benefits and challenges of collaboration gained through CAS experiences.

6. Demonstrate engagement with issues of global significance

The student:

  • recognizes the global implications of local issues

  • is able to identify global issues in the local or national community

  • shows awareness of issues of global importance and takes concrete and appropriate actions in response to them either locally, nationally or internationally

  • gets involved in CAS projects addressing global issues in a local, national or international context

  • develops awareness and responsibility towards a shared humanity.

7. Recognize and consider the ethics of choices and actions

The student:

  • recognizes ethical issues

  • is able to explain the social influences on one’s ethical identity

  • takes into account cultural context when making a plan or ethical decision

  • identifies what is needed to know in order to make an ethical decision

  • articulates ethical principles and approaches to ethical decisions

  • shows accountability for choices and actions

  • is aware of the consequences of choices and actions regarding self, others involved and the community

  • integrates the process of reflection when facing an ethical decision

  • shows awareness of the potential and varied consequences of choices and actions in planning and carrying out CAS experiences.

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