IB – The Foundation of CAS Trips

CAS Trips is inspired by the International Baccalaureate (IB) program’s 7 Learning Outcomes. Designed by IB teachers for IB teachers, CAS Trips takes the concept of educational travel to the next level. Our expert knowledge on IB pedagogy enhances every CAS Trip – from integrating the IB History curriculum in Berlin to encouraging students to become caring inquirers in Bhutan.

As IB educators, we understand the intrinsic role reflection plays within the IB philosophy. We therefore integrate reflection workshops within each student tour. A core element of the reflection process educates our travelers to “think global, act local”, ensuring sustainable, lifelong learning beyond a specific CAS project.

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IB’s 7 Learning Outcomes

The International Baccalaureate sets forth seven learning outcomes that should be achieved while completing the CAS hours. We at CAS Trips have deciphered the true meaning of these outcomes – find out more here

Identify own strengths and develop areas for growth.

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

Demonstrate how to initiate and plan a CAS experience.

Show commitment to, and perseverance in, CAS experiences.

Demonstrate the skills and recognize the benefits of working collaboratively.

Demonstrate engagement with issues of global significance.

Recognize and consider the ethics of choices and actions.

IB Learner Profile

The aim of all IB programs is to develop internationally minded people who, recognizing their common humanity and shared guardianship of the planet, help to create a better and more peaceful world. As IB learners we strive to be:

Inquirers

We firmly believe that personal development comes directly through personal experience. CAS Trips participants will engage in experiences designed to push them out of their comfort zone, engaging with challenging topics that will encourage independent research, inquiry and collaborative work.

Open-minded

Through direct, personal interaction with communities, CAS Trips participants will develop a genuine understanding of cultural identity, tradition and problems and be able to critically evaluate the values and ideals of others in relation to their own. We use travel as a powerful tool to illuminate the path of personal development.

Knowledgable

CAS Trips’ principal aim is to Educate, Challenge and Inspire. Through our unique methodology and frameworks, we introduce UN SDGs in a local and global context, make a real difference through Service Challenges and open a genuine dialog to develop a genuine understanding of these issues.

Caring

CAS Trips participants demonstrate empathy, compassion and respect by engaging with local people, understanding the issues relevant to them and showing a commitment to service. Students are taught transferable knowledge to take home and apply to their ongoing CAS commitments to ensure a sustainable, long-lasting positive impact on the world.

Thinkers

Reflections workshops and CAS Project sessions are a staple part of every CAS Trips experience. In these forums, students are encouraged to use critical and creative thinking skills to analyze and take responsible action on complex problem, exercising initiative in making reasoned, ethical decisions.

Risk-takers

CAS Trips’ dynamic and engaging repertoire of CAS activities have been specifically designed by IB teachers to confront students with challenges that will engage the IB Learner Profile. Students will have to overcome independent and collaborative work challenges and be resourceful and resilient throughout.

Communicators

We place a huge emphasis on collaboration, teamwork and effective situation management. We encourage independent thinking and creative expression through a variety of activities designed to push students out of their comfort zone and communicate ideas and solutions effectively.

Balanced

Our unique Reflections Workshops teach students how to conduct genuine and purposeful reflections, encouraging balanced contemplation, analysis and to recognize our interdependence with other people and with the world in which we live.

Principled

Through CAS activities and challenges, CAS Trips participants must make considered decisions with integrity and honesty, with a strong sense of fairness and justice, and with respect for the dignity and rights of other people everywhere. Our methodology of experiential learning allows students to take responsibility for their actions and the consequences.

Reflective

Reflections are an integral part of every CAS Trips experience. We give students a framework to thoughtfully consider the world with our ideas and experiences. Through team work, CAS projects and challenges, participants understand their strengths and weaknesses in order to support their personal development.

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