Reflection & Demonstration
Reflection is an integral part of CAS. By reflecting upon our involvement in an event-before, during and after - we are in a position to learn more from our experiences.
It can help us to be aware of the thoughts and feelings we have a result of our participation, to understand ourselves more, and to consider the motives behind our choices and the choices of others. Though the term ‘CAS’ stages implies that each phase is to be completed sequentially, it is best for reflection to occur throughout the CAS process. In this way, reflection can assist with preparing for participation, guide further actions, indicate that further investigation may be required and facilitate the demonstration of your engagement.
The CAS stages are not to be thought of as a cycle, or step-by-step process. Going through the stages os not always sequential, and going back to a previous stage could be an important part of the process.
This stage involves sharing your CAS involvement with an audience, generally once your involvement in the CAS experience or project is at its end.
The audience you choose, and how you present and celebrate your CAS, is up to you. You may write something for the school newsletter or school website, you may make a public display or a booklet, or you may present to your class, an assembly or to students at another school. You may choose to opt for a ‘virtual’ audience and use an online platform to showcase your CAS. The key here is not how you present, but the content of what you share and the process of gathering and sharing the key parts of your CAS experience/project.
It is worth considering how you may demonstrate your CAS experience during the earlier stages. Doing so may enable you to collect the documentation or capture moments on camera that may wish to share. Thinking in advance about the best way to present the project might actually enrich the whole experience by sparking more ideas about your CAS participation.