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CAFE Outstanding Online Learning Tool

Related to the Foundations of Education 


The Canadian Association of Foundations of Education (CAFE) invites submissions to honour the work of CAFE members in developing an online learning tool, which is generally speaking, is developed from research and created following a set of principles. A learning tool allows a user to work through ideas, concepts, or processes related to foundations education while demonstrating his or her thinking, planning, and/or decision-making. It is often composed of several interchangeable learning objects. 

The purpose of this award is to recognize learning tools that have made a major contribution to knowledge in the disciplines that fall under the rubric of foundations education and/or support knowledge in foundations education in Canada. These disciplines generally include history, philosophy, and sociology of education, but also include other disciplines in the humanities and social sciences that contribute to educational theory. This award will be presented at the CAFE Annual Meeting during the CSSE Conference. 



The online learning tool must be produced and online between January 1, 2016 and December 31, 2018. 


Review Criteria:

The submission criteria for the basis for review are as follows: significance to the field; clarity of purpose; originality; quality of the research; clarity of organization; clarity of argument / presentation of evidence; and clarity of writing. All materials must be in English or French. The committee reserves the right not to issue the award should none of the submissions be deemed worthy. 



Authors should be members in good standing of CSSE and CAFE at the time of submission. 


Submission Requirements: 

Interested authors should submit a cover letter explaining the learning tool and provide the url to the Chair of the CAFE Publications Awards Committee.


Applications for this award will be accepted no later than January 31, 2018:



Dr. Jeannie Kerr.

Chair, CAFE Awards Committee  

Include “CAFE Learning Tool” in the email subject line. 

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