Each year the SIG considers nominations for the AERA supported Research to Practice Award. The award, established in 2010 and first awarded in 2013, is presented to an individual or group for exemplary performance moving research into the field of educational practice.

A full description of the award is available here.

2022 Winner

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The 2022 winner of the Research to Practice award is Gillian Judson, Ph.D. Over the past15 years, Dr. Judson’s scholarship has involved the development of Imaginative Ecological Education (IEE), an educational theory related to K-12 students’ ecological understandings that provides the basis for a pedagogical approach to ecological education that teachers can use  local contexts. Through her  scholarship, conference presentations, free professional development offerings (through podcasts, webinars, and Facebook), Dr. Judson has elaborated a theory-rich practice and introduced it to thousands of educators worldwide. Her work is transforming the teaching of ecological education and illustrates a powerful example of marshalling research for practical use—in this case, the transformation of teaching and learning.

List of Prior Winners

Check back soon for a list of all previous winners of the Research to Practice Award.

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