Best Practice-Based Research Award 2021

The EAPRIL Best Practice-Based Research (BPBR) Award wishes to acknowledge an outstanding and innovative project that deals with learning and development in the workplace and educational field. More specifically, practice-based research which has a profound impact on the development of both theory and practice is particularly of interest.

The Award procedure consists of two phases:


In the first phase potential candidates need to submit a proposal according to the submission guidelines via the EAPRIL system. An external committee will assess the submissions according to the criteria and will identify the nominees for stage 2. 

For the submission guidelines and criteria click here.


The second phase concerns the presentations and evaluation during the conference. Nominees are requested to prepare a virtual flyer, a short video presentation regarding their project and give an oral presentation during the Award session at the conference.

More detailed info on the procedure and criteria can be found here.

Submissions for the EAPRIL2021 Best Practice-Based Research Award are closed. Results were announced in the beginning of June. 

The nominees will present their projects at the EAPRIL 2021 conference during the Award Session which will take place on Thursday November 25th from 11:00 - 12:30 CET. 


Best Poster Award

Each year EAPRIL also reaches out a Best Poster Award during the EAPRIL Conference to recognise the poster with the best overall research design, visual design and oral presentation.

The aim of the award is to offer attention, appreciation and recognition to posters and to involve conference participants in the awarding procedure. 

All posters will be presented in an exclusive poster time slot on Wednesday November 24th from 14:00 - 15:30 CET. Moreover, all presented posters will remain available throughout the entire conference in the Poster Hall which will open its doors on the first conference day.

For more information on the poster award procedure and criteria click here. More information on how to cast your vote for the Best Poster Award will be communicated during the conference. 



Previous Laureates BPBR Award

Award Winner 2020
EAPRIL2020 conference was cancelled due to the COVID-19 crisis so no award has been reached out in 2020. 


Award Winner 2019
Eric Roldan Roa and team
'MusicMath Methodology: a creative / innovative approach for teaching and learning mathematics'


Award Winner 2018
Erkko Sointu and team
'Flipping Finland'


Award Winner 2017
Heidi Knipprath and team
'Integrated STEM makes a difference'

Award Winner 2016
Harry Stokhof
'Teacher guidance for effective student questioning'

Award Winner 2015
Kim Schildkamp
'Data team procedure for professional development and school improvement'

Award Winner 2014
Alberto Cattaneo
'Using mobile technologies for helping apprentice chefs to assemble learning experiences from various arts and places - a project of the Leading House "Dual-T Technologies for vocational training'

Award Winners 2013
Anette & Geoff Hilton
'Proportional reasoning as a key to numeracy across the curriculum: A collaboration between practitioners and researchers'

Award Winner 2012
Luc Nijs
'The Music Paint Machine. An embodied constructivist approach to technology-enhanced instrumental music instruction'