• LEARNING OUTCOMES

     

    As a result of your experience as a whole, there should be evidence that you have:

             increased your awareness of your own strengths and areas for growth
    You are able to see yourself as an individual with various skills and abilities, some more developed than others, and to understand that you can make choices about how you wish to move forward.

             undertaken new challenges
    A new challenge may be an unfamiliar activity or an extension of an existing one.

             planned and initiated activities
    Planning and initiation will often be in collaboration with others. It can be shown in activities that are part of larger projects, for example, on-going school activities in the local community, as well as in small student‑led activities.

             worked collaboratively with others
    Collaboration can be shown in many different activities, such as playing/organizing team sports, playing music in a band, or helping in a kindergarten. At least one project involving collaboration and the integration of at least two of creativity, action and service is required.

             shown perseverance and commitment in your activities
    At a minimum, this implies attending regularly and accepting a share of the responsibility for dealing with problems that arise in the course of activities.

             engaged with issues of global importance
    You may be involved in international projects but there are many global issues that can be acted upon locally or nationally (for example, environmental concerns, caring for the elderly).

             considered the ethical implications of your actions
    Ethical decisions arise in almost any CAS activity (for example, on the sports field, in musical composition, in relationships with others involved in service activities). Evidence of thinking about ethical issues can be shown in various ways, including journal entries and conversations with your CAS supervisor.

             developed new skills
    As with new challenges, new skills may be shown in activities that you have not previously undertaken or in increased expertise in an established area.

    This focus on learning outcomes emphasizes that it is the quality of your experience  that is of most importance.