EAPRIL stands for the European Association for Practitioner Research on Improving Learning, in education and professional practice. Two parallel streams are organised, i.e. for education and school settings, and for corporate learning settings. EAPRIL’s general mission is to support practice and research in lifelong learning in interacting, collaborating and benefitting from each other's roles and strengths with the aim to contribute to the professional development of both. By organising interactive activities through thematic Cloud communities as well as the annual EAPRIL conference with our Corporate Learning day, EAPRIL aims to offer a platform for practitioners and researchers to interact, collaborate and share knowledge and, as a result, enhance practice.
EAPRIL Project Manager
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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