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CAS Reflections

How can I develop my CAS project based on reflective thinking?

A CAS reflection provides students the opportunity to think about what they have learned during a CAS activity or project.


Reflections can be visual, auditory or kinesthetic


These reflections are regularly updated for every 3-5 hours of work done. 


Visual reflections can be done through: 

  • Written

  • Blog

  • Vlog

  • Photography

  • Painting

  • Animation

  • Sculpting/ceramics/mosaics

  • Prints


Kinesthetic reflections can be done through:

  • Dance

  • Theatre


Auditory reflections can be done through:

  • Lyrics

  • Rap

  • Spoken word poetry

A Reflection IS...

  • Personal

  • Honest

  • Done in many different ways

  • Sometimes easy

  • Sometimes difficult

  • Sometimes creative

  • Building self-awareness

  • Necessary for learning

  • What I did, combined with how I felt

  • Surprising

  • Helpful for planning

  • Done alone or with others

  • About thoughts, feelings and ideas

  • Adding perspective

A Reflection is NOT...

  • Forced

  • Right or wrong

  • Good or bad

  • Marked or graded

  • Difficult

  • Copying what someone else said

  • Predictable

  • To be judged by others

  • Only a summary of what happened

  • Done to please someone else

  • A waste of time

  • Only written

  • Only discussion

  • Only led by teachers

A necessary part of turning what you experience into what you know is reflection – time to sit down and consider:

  • What you saw and didn’t see

  • Who needed you and why you were there?

  •  What did you learn and what did you teach?

Reflection involves observation, asking questions, putting facts, ideas and experiences together to come up with new meaning. Reflection on experience can give you the following abilities:


Being able to learn from experience gives us the power to influence the meaning and impact of things that we do or that happen to us.

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