CAS Portfolio - Create a better one!
As part of the CAS journey, the CAS Portfolio is a personal project that must be finished in grades 11 and 12. The CAS Portfolio may be in many different formats (notebook, scrapbook, computerized), but each activity or project's information must include the following:
- Project or activity name and rough hours (designate creativity, action or service)
- An overview of your work or project and how you got along with others
- CAS Learning Outcomes attained by the activity or project • Activity/project reflection
Be original! The material can be included in a number of formats, not only a narrative one.
You and your journey should be reflected in your CAS Portfolio.
A three-part portfolio with the categories "Profile," "Experiences," and "Evidence" may appeal to students and coordinators even if the IB does not specify a specific format for the CAS portfolio. These parts are designed to help students reflect on their involvement with CAS, better understand it, and offer proof of their experiences.
Students would describe their plans for their CAS programme as well as their objectives, interests, abilities, and talents here. Students create a personal profile at the beginning of CAS by mapping their interests against the three strands of the programme in order to find potential CAS experiences. (For recommendations, see the TSM document "Teaching strategy: Creating a personal profile"). When creating their personal profiles, students' value systems could also be taken into account in relation to how the IB's values are expressed, with an emphasis on the IB learner profile. The profile also heavily emphasizes self-awareness development in relation to the CAS learning outcomes.
This section would outline a student's experience with CAS, including several thoughts, teaching moments, individual triumphs, noteworthy opportunities, and how the student used the various CAS phases. The student's participation in their unique CAS programme will be shown in this section.
The gathered proof of the student's participation in the CAS cycle and their accomplishments would be included in this section. Planning documents, letters, emails, certificates, acknowledgements of involvement and accomplishments, photos, films, and other materials could all be considered evidence, among other things. Students may link their participation to the learning objectives and may consider their future goals both inside and outside of the CAS programme.
The CAS portfolio shows students' aptitude, engagement, and documentation of their CAS experiences. Encouragement should be given to students to keep their CAS portfolios current, pertinent, reflective, and thorough. It could be an important supplement to a student's application to a possible employer or school. Most importantly, the portfolio serves as a summary of the student's CAS programme.