EAPRIL was founded in 2009 in order to recognise and promote practice-based and practitioner research (PBPR) on learning in schools as well as in the workplace.

Our Mission

The mission of EAPRIL is to inspire and advance educational development and professional learning. We believe in the transformative power of practice-based research and collaboration to drive meaningful improvements in education. We achieve this by fostering a collaborative environment and facilitating impactful discussions among educational researchers and practitioners. EAPRIL stands as a dynamic and vibrant community bridging the worlds of research and practice.

A short history of EAPRIL

In 2006, the first Practice-based and Practitioner Research conference was organised in Leuven, by EARLI (the European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction). After the success of this first conference, two other conferences were organised, which finally led to the formal installation of EAPRIL in 2009, the European Association for Practitioner Research on Improving Learning. Since then, EAPRIL has experienced an expansive growth in terms of members and conference participants. In 2014, the merge with the former European Training and Development Federation welcomed research on learning and development in organisations. Furthermore, new activities were launched over the past years which increased learning and networking opportunities for members, e.g. school visits, Cloud activities, corporate learning case studies, and much more.

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