European Practice-Based and Practitioner Research Conference on Learning and Instruction

By organising conferences on practitioner research, the organisation wants to stress the importance of developmental work and implementation challenges in the domain of learning and instruction. Practice-based and Practitioner research (PBPR) initiates a trend towards an engagement into evidence-based practice. The initiative of organising these conferences is inspired by the need for a closer relationship between researchers and practitioners on the one hand, and an engagement to provide a communication platform for practitioners and researchers on the other hand.

The PBPR conferences (EAPRIL conferences) want to offer the possibility for an international discussion on issues related to educational practices and welcomes all practitioners and academics who share interest in working in partnerships and engaging in practitioner research on learning and instruction.

After the success of the PBPR conferences in 2006, 2007 and 2008 it was decided to found the new association EAPRIL in 2009.


European Association for Practitioner Research on Improving Learning in education and professional practice

EAPRIL stands for the European Association for Practitioner Research on Improving Learning (in education and professional practice). EAPRIL will try to increase the impact of practice-based and applied educational research on educational policy, and is a newly founded sister organisation of EARLI. EAPRIL is an international non-profit organisation, operating under Belgian Law. Its headquarters is located in Leuven (Belgium), close to Brussels being the centre of Europe.

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