Ontario will soon have a new tool to assess the health of its arts and learning sector. Thanks to a three-year, $541,000 Grow grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation, the Canadian Network for Arts & Learning will conduct a three-year research project, resulting in a comprehensive online map and database of arts education programming happening across the province. Along with listing detailed information about programming in schools, community centres and...
Ms. Angela Elster has been recruited to serve as Executive Director of CNAL following three decades of leadership in the field of Arts and Learning, most recently as Senior Vice President of The Royal Conservatory of Music where she created and implemented Learning Through the Arts among other successful RCM initiatives. On June 23rd Ms. Elster was awarded one of Canada’s highest honors – the Meritorious Service Medal from the Right Honourable David Johnston...
For small organizations and individuals offering arts learning programming, the thought of going through an assessment may seem overwhelming. However, it’s likely that you’re already doing some assessment activities without realizing it, such as taking photos or documenting comments that you’ve received, even ones from Facebook and other social media. In this post, we will explore some basic assessment techniques that any facilitator can do without...
Event Date and Time:
Monday, May 16, 2016 - 9:00am to Tuesday, May 17, 2016 - 5:00pm
We are planning for 50 participants from all areas of Canada.  If you are a member of the following, we want you with us – professors, teachers, researchers, artists, consultants, government professionals, arts/cultural organizations and institutions, teacher education candidates, graduate students, anyone interested.  We will be opening registration on April 1, 2016.  Most of the proceedings and experiences will be held at the Ottawa City Hall and...
Event Date and Time:
Wednesday, July 6, 2016 - 2:30pm to Friday, July 8, 2016 - 5:30pm
Call for papers deadline: March 25 The 11th IERG International Conference on Imagination and Education will be held in the beautiful city of Vancouver, Canada between 6 – 8 July, 2016 at the SFU Harbour Centre. For the 11th time, this event offers a unique opportunity for teachers, academics, policy makers and other professionals from around the globe to share their broad array of knowledge and perspectives. This 3-day long conference is an excellent...
The International Network for Research in Arts Education (INRAE) has launched an Indiegogo campaign to help fund its 4th Yearbook featuring important studies from around the world. INRAE is committed to a vision of education in which the arts play a central and critically important role. Research has shown that:  The arts in education can be used to construct knowledge in other domains of learning; The arts can promote embodied learning;...

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