CAfLN Blog and News
Submitted by Denine Laberge Years ago, I had the opportunity to hear Damian Cooper speak in Winnipeg. He said, “If you want to see real learning in action, give a kid a video game he’s never played before.” He went on to describe the process of a child who discovers, engages and invests in a […]
Submitted by Jimmy Pai – Secondary Teacher in Ottawa, Ontario What does assessment mean to you? Is it a test? A quiz? An interaction? A response? A student’s glare in a particular direction as she’s working on a problem? Or perhaps a teacher’s noticings of this glare and many moments? This word, ‘assessment,’ can be […]
Submitted by Lori Jeschke – Director of Education in Prairie Spirit School Division, Saskatchewan “Tell me the landscape in which you live and I will tell you who you are.” Spanish Philosopher Ortega Y Gasset What do we want to be known for in Prairie Spirit? When I get to share about the work we […]
The Canadian Assessment for Learning Network (CAfLN) is a national non-profit organization dedicated to nurturing and sustaining Assessment for Learning (AfL) in educational institutions across Canada.
Started by Damian Cooper, Ken O'Connor, & Lorna Earl, the Canadian Assessment for Learning Network (CAfLN) is a member-led, non-profit organization that connects people across Canada who are interested in the use of assessment for learning and the development of related policies and research in education.
CAfLN emerged from conversations among Damian, Lorna, and Ken about the value and need for a pan-Canadian conversation about AfL - what it means, how it is implemented and what difference it is making in teaching and learning. As founding members, and first board of directors, they welcome input and support from all teachers, leaders and researchers who are interested in establishing and sustaining AfL in Canada.