ENRICHING OUR LEARNING EXPERIENCE
Introduction to Service Learning
Week Without Walls
Week Without Walls is a dedicated weeklong program where students combine service work in Cebu with visits to various sites to explore the local culture and environment. Students combine service work with their trips to different locations and spend a few days engaging in learning opportunities outside of the classroom. This program involves students in hands-on experiential learning.
Teachers make site visits beforehand to ensure trips are safe and accommodations, where needed, are appropriate and meet standards. Sound educational opportunities will be provided here in campus for students who are not able to participate in these trips.
Students reflect on their visits, which may look something like this WWW Reflection Website of students’ visit in San Remigio, north of Cebu
Creativity Activity Service (CAS)
CAS is at the heart of the Diploma Programme. It is organized around the three strands of creativity, activity and service defined as follows:
Creativity—exploring and extending ideas leading to an original or interpretive product or performance
Activity—physical exertion contributing to a healthy lifestyle
Service—collaborative and reciprocal engagement with the community in response to an authentic need
Successful completion of CAS is a requirement for the award of the IB Diploma. While not formally assessed, students reflect on their CAS experiences and provide evidence in their CAS portfolios of achieving the seven learning outcomes.
The CAS programme formally begins at the start of the Diploma Programme and continues regularly, ideally on a weekly basis, for at least 18 months with a reasonable balance between creativity, activity, and service.
All CAS students are expected to maintain and complete a CAS portfolio as evidence of their engagement with CAS. The CAS portfolio is a collection of evidence that showcases CAS experiences and for student reflections; it is not formally assessed.
For more information, visit the CAS page at our IB DP microsite.