Hello out there CAS Coordinators:
Recently my seniors have started giving me lame, lazy evidence and reflections for their activities. So I sent them this reminder:
Hi Seniors, I just want to clarify that I can’t approve CAS activities until you provide evidence/reflections that are acceptable to IB. Take a look at the CAS Quick Start Guide which can be found under the Files menu at the top of your ManageBac account. Look especially at 2 sections: “Reflection” and “Recording & Reporting.” This will give you some guidelines as to what IB expects when you provide evidence/reflections.
A photo, video, or link to a website is fine, but rarely is this sufficient on it’s own to explain how you met the learning outcomes you stated or the 5 big things IB is looking for from your evidence:
- What happened
- Why it happened
- How it happened
- What its value was
- What you learned from it
If you post a pic or video you will most likely need to provide some written commentary as well.
Remember: your evidence/reflections need to show:
- How you met the learning outcomes you stated you’d meet through the activity
- The 5 big things IB is looking for
So that was my message. We shall see if it has any effect on the quality of their evidence/reflections, but I thought it was a good idea to clarify for them what their evidence/reflections is supposed to show me. By the way, the CAS Quick Start Guide can be found on the Documents page of CAS Corner.
Anyways, I hope this helps somebody out there. Have a great year :)