CAS Stages

CAS Sta­ges

The CAS sta­ges rep­re­sent a pro­cess and se­qu­en­ce that can as­sist stu­dents in many as­pects of their life. They fol­low a pro­cess whe­re­by they in­ves­ti­ga­te an in­te­rest that of­ten rai­ses qu­es­ti­ons and cu­ri­o­si­ty, pre­pa­re by le­ar­ning more, take some form of ac­ti­on, ref­lect on what they have done along the way, and de­monst­ra­te their un­ders­tan­dings and the pro­cess. By app­lying the­se sta­ges to CAS, stu­dents have a re­li­ab­le yet fle­xib­le struc­tu­re they can then app­ly to fu­tu­re si­tu­a­ti­ons with con­fi­den­ce.

The five CAS sta­ges are as fol­lows.

  1. In­ves­ti­ga­ti­on: Stu­dents iden­ti­fy their in­te­rests, skills and ta­lents to be used in con­si­de­ring op­por­tu­ni­ties for CAS ex­pe­rien­ces, as well as are­as for per­so­nal growth and de­ve­lop­ment. Stu­dents in­ves­ti­ga­te what they want to do and de­ter­mi­ne the pur­po­se for their CAS ex­pe­rien­ce. In the case of ser­vi­ce, stu­dents iden­ti­fy a need they want to add­ress.
  1. Pre­pa­ra­ti­on: Stu­dents cla­ri­fy ro­les and res­pon­si­bi­li­ties, de­ve­lop a plan of ac­ti­ons to be ta­ken, iden­ti­fy spe­ci­fied re­sour­ces and ti­me­li­nes, and ac­qui­re any skills as nee­ded to en­ga­ge in the CAS ex­pe­rien­ce.
  1. Ac­ti­on: Stu­dents imp­le­ment their idea or plan. This of­ten re­qui­res de­ci­si­on-ma­king and prob­lem sol­ving. Stu­dents may work in­di­vi­du­al­ly, with part­ners, or in groups.
  1. Ref­lec­ti­on: Stu­dents desc­ri­be what hap­pe­ned, exp­ress fee­lings, ge­ne­ra­te ide­as, and rai­se qu­es­ti­ons. Ref­lec­ti­on can oc­cur at any time du­ring CAS to furt­her un­ders­tan­ding, to as­sist with re­vi­sing plans, to le­arn from the ex­pe­rien­ce, and to make exp­li­cit con­nec­ti­ons bet­ween their growth, ac­comp­lish­ments, and the le­ar­ning out­co­mes for per­so­nal awa­re­ness. Ref­lec­ti­on may lead to new ac­ti­on.
  1. De­monst­ra­ti­on: Stu­dents make exp­li­cit what and how they le­ar­ned and what they have ac­comp­lis­hed, for examp­le, by sha­ring their CAS ex­pe­rien­ce through their CAS port­fo­lio or with ot­hers in an in­for­mal or for­mal man­ner. Through de­monst­ra­ti­on and com­mu­ni­ca­ti­on, stu­dents so­li­di­fy their un­ders­tan­ding and evo­ke res­pon­se from ot­hers.

The CAS sta­ges pro­vi­de a fra­me­work that enab­les stu­dents to:

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