SALF – Starter Pack

 61.80  55.00

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The Self Assessment and Learning Folders revised guidelines provide schools and teachers with a structured framework that bridges teacher-led learning and assessment with child-led learning and assessment. These guidelines are based on socio-constructivist principles of learning and provide a framework for teachers that enable children to become more active in their own learning and in the assessment of that learning.

What’s new?

The revised guidelines bring together in one chapter, ten strategies/methodologies that best develop children’s competencies for peer and self assessment. The revised guidelines outline clearly the ten steps in creating, compiling and completing Self Assessment and Learning Folders. These ten steps are now streamlined and the same for all classes from Junior Infants to Sixth classes. A specific chapter aimed at supporting teachers in further developing SALF with Middle and Senior classes is now included. A dedicated chapter on helping schools develop SALF as a whole school initiative based on the experiences of the current authors in their schools and their experience working with principals and teachers engaged in ongoing professional development of assessment in practice. It includes a sample implementation time-frame, together with strategies for supporting the involvement of parents/guardians/carers and others in the process.

Other new Features:

  • Revised templates at the end of each chapter
  • Current authentic work samples from the classroom
  • Vibrant photos of SALF in action in the classroom
  • How to incorporate digital learning in the SALF process

Additional information


SALF-Starter Pack (NEW)

Age Suitability:

Published By:

Outside the Box Learning Resources


Teacher Book and one of the folders, either in Irish/English (4 BOOKS)


Aideen O’Mahoney B.Ed & Rose Marie Corry Ryan B.Ed. M.Ed – Adapted from the original SALF Guidelines for Teachers written by Joan Keating N.T. B.Ed & Siobhán Cahillane-McGovern Ph.D

Choose an Option

Irish, English

Online Courses

OTBlearning is the latest extension of the well known CPD publisher and distributor Outside The Box Learning Resources. We are currently offering online courses for teachers and plan to extend into the areas of SNA courses, courses for parents in the near future.


S.A.L.F– Assessment for Learning: A Practical Approach

Using Assessment for Learning strategies, this online course clearly outlines the steps involved in creating, compiling and completing Self Assessment and Learning Folders for all classes. The course aims to enable participants to explore and enhance their understanding of assessment and provides opportunities for participants to reflect upon, question and share assessment practices and approaches.