"The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others." - Mahatma Gandhi


Reflection is a major part of CAS.
Reflection needs to be developed. It should not be assumed that it comes naturally. Just as the kind of reflection that a critic applies to a work of art or literature is something that develops with time and experience, so the kind of reflection appropriate in CAS is something that requires guidance and practice.

Ask yourself...

  • What did I plan to do?
  • What did I do?
  • What were the outcomes, for me, the team I was working with, and others?

Go deeper...

  • How did I feel?
  • What did I perceive?
  • What did I think about the activity?
  • What did the activity mean to me?
  • What was the value of the activity?
  • What did I learn from the activity and how might this learning (for example, a change of perspective) apply more widely?

Take a look at these CAS Reflection Examples.