Developing Community Action Service

An opportunity to particpiate in self-directed inquiry

Community Action Service Project (CASP)

The CASP focuses on community and service, encouraging students to explore their right and responsibility to implement service as action in the community. This gives students an opportunity to develop awareness of needs in various communities and address those needs through service learning. As a consolidation of learning, the community project engages in a sustained, in depth inquiry leading to service as action in the community. 

MYP projects are student-centred and age-appropriate, and they enable students to engage in practical explorations through a cycle of inquiry, action and reflection. MYP projects help students to develop the attributes of the IB learner profile; provide students with an essential opportunity to demonstrate Approaches to Learning (ATL) skills developed through the MYP; and foster the development of independent, lifelong learners.

Aims of the CASP

The aims of the CASP are to encourage and enable students to:

·         participate in a sustained, self-directed inquiry within a global context

·         generate creative new insights and develop deeper understandings through in-depth investigation

·         demonstrate the skills, attitudes and knowledge required to complete a project over an extended period of time in a process journal.

·         communicate effectively in a variety of situations

·         demonstrate responsible action through, or as a result of, learning

·         appreciate the process of learning and take pride in their accomplishments     

Remember to refer to the sample process journal and her completed project.