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in­di­vid­ual or col­lab­o­ra­tive work, and it may fo­cus on one­self or com­mu­nity work.

IBDP stu­dents re­main ac­tive, healthy, well-rounded and en­gaged with their com­mu­nity through CAS.

Re­flec­tion jour­ney

IBDP stu­dents are re­quired to im­ple­ment their ini­tia­tives and wit­ness its ef­fi­cacy, hence, CAS is an ideal tool to teach re­flec­tion with. Stu­dent learn­ing is en­hanced by re­flec­tion on their choices and ac­tions. Through re­flec­tion, a stu­dent ex­am­ines ideas, which leads to im­proved prob­lem­solv­ing, higher cog­ni­tive pro­cesses and greater depth of un­der­stand­ing.

Teach­ers reg­u­larly meet with stu­dents in­di­vid­u­ally to re­flect on their progress, skills and chal­lenges they have en­coun­tered. Each stu­dent is given an op­por­tu­nity to de­scribe what they have learnt about them­selves and the strate­gies they have im­ple­mented to over­come the ob­sta­cles they face.

By the end of the two-year IBDP, stu­dents plan and im­ple­ment CAS ac­tiv­i­ties, show the abil­ity to re­flect on the ac­tiv­i­ties they have or­gan­ised, use that re­flec­tion to im­prove those events and demon­strate the abil­ity to col­lab­o­rate ef­fec­tively.

In ad­di­tion, stu­dents also pro­duce a CAS port­fo­lio. This port­fo­lio can be of any form – blog, jour­nal or art­work.

Their port­fo­lios in­clude a de­scrip­tion of what they have done, prob­lems faced, and prac­ti­cal ways of im­prov­ing their ini­tia­tives. This frame­work as­sists stu­dents to iden­tify achiev­able projects, over­come chal­lenges, de­velop their abil­ity to com­mu­ni­cate, col­lab­o­rate with oth­ers and recog­nise per­sonal devel­op­ment.

Along the jour­ney in plan­ning and re­flect­ing the CAS ex­pe­ri­ences, stu­dents are con­stantly receiving sup­port from their su­per­vi­sor, des­ig­nated IB CAS co­or­di­na­tor and IB co­or­di­na­tor who coach and mon­i­tor their progress ev­ery week. CAS lessons are a part of the weekly Fri­day col­lo­quium to equip stu­dents with rel­e­vant knowl­edge and skills re­quired in IBDP.

CAS com­ple­ments a chal­leng­ing aca­demic pro­gramme, pro­vid­ing op­por­tu­ni­ties for self-de­ter­mi­na­tion, col­lab­o­ra­tion, ac­com­plish­ment and en­joy­ment.

Visit SIS Ban­dar Sun­way dur­ing its IBDP Ex­plo­ration Day on Au­gust 12, from 10am to 1pm.

For more in­for­ma­tion, call 03 7491 8070 or visit www.sis.sun­way.edu.my/IBEx­plore.

Sun­way In­ter­na­tional School of­fers the In­ter­na­tional Bac­calau­re­ate Di­ploma Pro­gramme, which is one of the most pop­u­lar English lan­guage cur­ric­ula for in­ter­na­tional schools.

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