CAS Project

by Stefanie on May 4, 2017

The CAS project that I will be working on are projects that the Amnesty International Club at CDNIS is planning. Since I am a part of the club and is the communication liaison, I will be involved in the planning and execution of all of the clubs activities in May 2017- June 2018. Amnesty CDNIS is a club that focuses on human rights, advocating and raising awareness for the endless human rights topics and violations. With simulations, elderly home visits, human rights themed amazing race, we aim to promote human rights to students from the lower school, upper school and even staffs and teachers.

This CAS project for me lasts for approximately 1 year and involves working with other executive members in my club and also with other executive members when we do collaboration events with other human rights clubs like Habitat for Humanity, Orbis etc.

I will be able to apply the 5 CAS stages to my project. Investigation is the first step, and I have investigated and know that Amnesty is the project that I want to focus on and will be able to serve a purpose. Preparation is the second CAS stage, I already have a strong role in the club, and with that role, I am responsible for the actions taken, and working with the executive team will help develop plans and engage service and collaboration with others. Then the third stage, action. With the two previous stages, action will be the easiest part for me because I will have everything planned, and with the collaboration and hard work from me and the club, action is the last part to bring everything together. After completing the first three stages, it comes reflection. It will be a time where I can reflect on the pros and cons of the whole project, what I learned from the experience, what I can take from this project and apply it to future ones. Or the mistakes that were made doing the project, which will help me learn how to avoid them from reappearing. At the end of the project, I aim to feel accomplished and reached my personal goal of succeeding and the club’s goal of raising awareness. The last stage is demonstration and celebration. Sharing the end result with my peers, teachers and family members will make them acknowledge what I have done and encourage me to do more things involving the local and global community.

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Presentation

My human science research task is to find our whether “The more you travel, the more knowledgeable you are in languages.” With the knowledge/research question being “To what extent does travelling improve our minds and add to a person’s knowledge?”

With the question and the statement, we are trying to find out if there is a relationship/correlation between one’s knowledge and a number of times they travel in one year. We constructed a survey with 3 questions, asking our peers if they agree with the statement, how many times they travel a year, and how many languages they speak fluently.

After collecting the data from our survey, we only received 7 responses from a class with 18 students. This is clear that there is not enough data/information for us to come up with a clear and unbiased conclusion. The survey had selective biased as the survey was sent out as an email to our classmates, and they had the choice to do the survey or not. Also, the survey does not ask about the nationalities of the individuals, which would play a factor in influencing the results.

 

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Global Issue

April 14, 2017

The global issue I will engage with is action, and through action, I will dive into the global issues and area of inquiry of “gender and identity”. Below are some topics relating to my chosen area of inquiry: Area of Inquiry: Gender and Identity Feminism and views of gender roles; worldwide gender equity issues, education […]

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North West Bali CAS 2016 – “How did you change as a result of your reflection?”

April 14, 2017

Describe a profound experience and/or one that extended over several weeks. Give an example of when you reflected on any aspect of the experience. How did you change as a result of your reflection? In November 2016, I went on a CAS trip to North West Bali, the primary goal of the trip is to […]

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“What do you want to achieve through your CAS experiences?”

April 14, 2017

Some of the CAS experiences I had includes a lot of volunteer work and school club participations. This year (grade 11), I am involved in Amnesty International CDNIS, and the Athletic Council of CDNIS. For Amnesty, I have volunteered in their family fun fair booth, gratitude project, elderly home visit+ Chinese New Year event (emcee […]

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Art vs. Science + Art and Truth

February 23, 2017

First essay: Art vs. Science “After all, humans think and analyse in terms of language and of words: we use words to recognise our own emotions, to define ourselves, and to describe our experiences to others.” The essay says that about literature, and how literature work like Macbeth, To Kill a Mockingbird etc, have an […]

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Boxing

February 9, 2017

Started boxing as hobby in September 2016, and it is an ongoing activity.

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New Year Challenge

January 11, 2017

My Challenge: Eating and living healthier in 2017. Purpose: To continue healthy living, staying active and keeping fit in this year, to make sure I keep my body working well for the future. Trying to change up my diet and possibly start to be a vegetarian or a pescatarian, and include more physical activity (continuing […]

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Science vs Pseudoscience

November 7, 2016

It is unsurprising when we hear that experts in Art do not always agree on what Art ‘is’ and what it ‘is not’. We might say that the distinction between ‘what is’, and ‘what is not’ art, is not always clear. Similarly, the distinction between science and pseudoscience is also not clear. Analyze this claim. The […]

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Natural Sciences (Induction)

October 24, 2016

What distinguishes the natural sciences from other AOK’s ? I believe that because natural science is mostly based on truth and is testable, it differentiates itself from other AOK’s. Being able to rely on an answer that can be referred when testing or making a prediction helps us/scientists to be more credible and as close […]

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