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Being reflective is one attribute of the IB learner profile: “We thoughtfully consider the world and our own ideas and experience. We work to understand our strengths and weaknesses in order to support our learning and personal development.”

Elements of reflection

Reflection is a dynamic means for self-knowing, learning and decision-making. Four elements assist in the CAS reflective process.

The first two elements form the foundation of reflection.

  • Describing what happened: You retell your memorable moments, identifying what was important or influential, what went well or was difficult, obstacles and successes.

  • Expressing feelings: You articulate emotional responses to their experiences.

The following two elements add greater depth and expand perspectives.

  • Generating ideas: Rethinking or re-examining choices and actions increases awareness about self and situations.

  • Asking questions: Questions about people, processes or issues prompt further thinking and ongoing inquiry.

Time for reflection

Purposeful reflection is about quality rather than quantity. The appropriate occasion, amount and method is your decision. You are not expected to reflect on every CAS experience; you should identify moments worthy of reflection. Reflection is most meaningful when recognized as a personal choice.

However, you will need to reflect on each learning outcome at least twice in your CAS program.

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