Creativity, Action and Service
What is CAS?CAS is a core part of the IB diploma and stands for Creativity, Action and Service. It encourages students to be creative, active and keen to serve others. Creativity involves the arts and other experiences that involve creative thinking. Action is the physical exertion contributing to a healthy lifestyle. Service is any unpaid and voluntary exchange that has a learning benefit and the rights, dignity and autonomy of all those involved are respected.
In CAS the emphasis is on experiential learning through participation in meaningful, real-world activities. Students engage in creative, active and community service activities of their own choosing and reflect on these activities through the lens of eight learning outcomes.
CAS is Experiential LearningCAS is a form of experiential learning. This type of learning places the student, at the center and asks to plan, act, observe and reflect.
- Identify goals
- Decide how to respond (using previous experience and knowledge) Act
- Real tasks
- Concrete experiences Observe
- Think about feelings and interactions
- Analyse perceptions Reflect
- Identify achievements and real tasks, outstanding issues, personal strengths and challenges
- Evaluate actions
- Synthesize new understandings