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lundi, 2 mai 2016   (0 Comments)
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IB logoA group of researchers working at the University of Bath, working on behalf of the IB Organization, have invited alumni that completed the IB at Ecolint to respond to a survey on the Creativity Action Service (CAS) component of the IB.

You can access the survey here:

For background information about this survey and the research it feeds into, please read the letter below.

I am writing to seek your assistance with a research project commissioned by the International Baccalaureate and currently being undertaken by my colleagues Professor Jeff Thompson, Anthony Hemmens and myself from the Department of Education at the University of Bath, UK.

This project has as its purpose the exploration of how the Creativity Action Service (CAS) component of the IB Diploma Programme is implemented in schools, and the identification of good practice that will feed into ongoing CAS developments. Informing our considerations are the views on CAS of current students and CAS Coordinators, who have been asked to complete online surveys. A sample of current students and Coordinators are also participating in follow-up interviews, either face-to-face or via Skype.

In addition, we are seeking the views of those who have previously completed the IB Diploma Programme (IB alumni) with respect to their participation in CAS (or, as it was previously known, CASS), with a view to establishing whether or not CAS(S) participation has a long-lasting impact on Diploma students and, if it does, what the nature of that impact might be.

I am writing now to ask if you would be prepared to support our research by completing the survey designed for IB Diploma alumni, which should take no more than about 20 minutes and can be accessed via the following link:

I should also be pleased if you would share this message, and the survey link, with any other IB Diploma alumni with whom you are in contact.

Please note that, if responses are to be included in our analysis, surveys will need to be completed by no later than 30 June.

All responses received will be treated as strictly confidential. Data gathered will be analysed by the University of Bath and included in a report to the IB, but only in anonymised, generalised form.

I hope you will feel able to respond positively to this request, and thus to provide support for the IB in its ongoing development of the CAS programme. If you should have any queries relating to this request, please contact me by email at the University of Bath (

With thanks for your anticipated support, and good wishes
Mary Hayden

Dr M C Hayden
Head of Department
Department of Education
University of Bath, UK

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