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Integrating CAS and History

In IBDP there has been an emphasis in recent years in integrating the core (EE, TOK and CAS) with the course content in the different subjects. In history, it has been nearly effortless to integrate EE and TOK. The skills in the History IA layer nicely with the Extended Essay, and Theory of Knowledge and […] Find out more

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A ‘selfie’ – great examples of social service media

One of the highlights of facilitating workshops is to encounter talented, humble and inspiring educators who are working in CAS. Two years I had the pleasure of working with Tricia Friedman in a CAS Cat 2 workshop in BIS. Not only did I discover her enthusiasm for the CAS structures and Learner Outcomes but I […] Find out more

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Bye, bye plastic bags (part 2) – “Work as a team. Define your goals. Walk the talk.”

“Students truly take ownership of a concept only by doing and experiencing it in practical terms. I believe international-mindedness is best taught by connecting with others around the globe or in the many different worlds to be found by stepping outside of accepted comfort zones in one’s back yard.” (Kris Kosaka, CAS Coordinator and teacher […] Find out more

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Bye bye plastic bags

Transformational learning – changing habits and attitudes on a big scale The term transformational learning commonly emerges in CAS. Students can often cite moments and experiences wherein they have changed and in doing so they become lucidly aware of the need to change the behaviours and the attitudes of others. Teachers and parents are privileged […] Find out more

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Vale John Goodban – his CAS legacy.

News of John Goodban’s passing reached me just prior to Christmas. He was a landmark character, forever associated in my mind with the IB. I first met John at a regional Asia Pacific Language B workshop in 1990. In that meeting John’s unique energy and zeal for the values and ideals of the IB were immediately […] Find out more

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A Simple and Beautiful Reminder

Last month I had the privilege of facilitating a workshop in Tokyo. Coincidentally this meant that I had a few days free to travel and explore Japan. Knowing that I would be in Japan on the 70th anniversary of the Hiroshima bomb dropping, I had already made a travel plan to visit the city and to […] Find out more

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