The focus of IB students and their CAS activities is to meet the 8 Learning Outcomes at least once.
Learning Outcome #1 is stated as “Increased their awareness of their own strengths and areas for growth.”
Clarifying explanation: They are able to see themselves as individuals with various skills and abilities, some more developed than others, and understand that they can make choices about how they wish to move forward.
I interpret Learning Outcome #1 as “Students are able to determine their own strengths and weaknesses.” All students seem to be able to understand this language and are almost always able to immediately think of some activities to participate in that will help them determine their strengths and weaknesses.
This Learning Outcome also forces some students to try activities they’ve never tried before because they can’t determine if they excel at something until they try it.