I feel that CAS gives me the opportunity to really challenge myself and at the same time achieve the learning outcomes which are also linked to spiritual, mental and physical. For example, doing yoga enchances my physical wellness but also my mwntal wellness as well, Mental wellness not only allows you to seek logic and reasoning in human existence, but it also allows you to appreciate your life experiences for the more finer details. When you achieve logic and understanding in your life experiences,There will be a harmony with the natural world, the sciences and mathematics. But also relating to one's emotions. In simpler terms, mental wellness grants you the ability to determine fact from prejudice but also helps you judge other people's characters. Physical wellness talks about effect of the world on our bodies, and CAS helps with this. Physical wellness mainly talks about our ability to maintain and coordinate our body in a healthy way combined with the ability to know our limits but also push ourselves relatively hard. This being the spirit of CAS
At first I was hesitant to take a second season of photography, but after experiencing the first I’m glad I did, I found that there was always so much more left to learn and always widen my horizons, after all no work of art is said to ever be complete. Sign-ups were done through the school system. I realised that photography was not that popular among people for 2 seasons but still decided to take it because I aim to finish anything I start to learn.
Always being punctual, always having an open mindset to learn and most importantly, always having fun. Being creative in the arts really enriches my IB learning since I am more oriented towards science and mathematics. At the beginning of every lesson Mr. Caleb would ask me what I would like to learn and I would choose a new and interesting aspect to learn. Discussions at the end of class also arose about the learning outcomes of the day.
The action taken was to study the more finer aspects of photography such as:
- How to ‘Build up’ and image
- Multiple angular light sources
- different image sensors along with exotic lenses
- Light filters, mood and overlaying
. Above is me with a very heavy portrait zoom lens with a f1.2 aperture
We also talked about taking photos at different location and the implications of taking another person’s photo int he proper way as well as respecting people’s privacy.
Here is some of my final works
More of my outcome work will be in the next post where I will also be discussing, in detail, the learning outcomes and possibly some real-life connections
Sign-ups were done from the school system, S1 and S2 commitment was already there hence carried forward. I was also grateful that I had signed up for another season because in all honesty, I don’t think a single season is enough to bring out the full benefits of yoga.
In preparation we were told only 2 thing, the first was that Yoga is a big step forward so showing determination by being puntual and always giving it our all was the key, secondly we wrote down our goals and possible reasons for taking the activity/ benefits we might attain by the ens of the activity.
Action was basically pushing ourselves hard, but not too hard! to do Yoga with the best of our abilities and the right mindset.
We concentrated on the harmony between out minds and bodies, our breadth and spirit and sought balance. Some of the exercises were tiresome but I felt quite lively and healthy after completing them.
Detailed discussion about the learning outcomes will be in the next post along with possible demonstration/real-world application.
Was done through the school system, registration carried forward from the previous season and I was interested to continue.
We have a master planning document (See below) where week by week groups of 2-3 people take charge of planning lout that particular week’s session. It’s always wonderful to work with the kids and the few weeks in which they didn’t visit us had us slightly disappointed. We had an assignment of group roles and responsibilities of which I put myself forward for communications/media officer, other people went for service chair and logistics officer. Majority of the service media is taken by me with some contributions from other students as it is my responsibility as media officer.
As stated before, we worked in groups of 2-3 to plan every week’s session. For example my group (consisting of me and Fayyaz) planned on the theme of “Little Red Riding Hood”Some of the challenges we faced were keeping the children engaged, overcoming language and communication barriers and choosing very appropriate videos and game for our very young audience.
Later we arranged outdoor activities for the kids…
All of us also contributed in voting on suitable themes for other groups to work on as well, and vice-versa we had people give opinions on the suitability of our theme as well.
Reflections on individual learning outcomes will be in the next post. As well as some demonstrations/real-life connections.