BERA SAGE Practitioner Awards

This award has now come to an end and been replaced by new awards. For a particular focus on Practitioner Research, please see the the
BCF-BERA Routledge Curriculum Journal Prize. We will also be announcing new awards for Public Impact, in partnership with Sage later in the spring.

The aims of the award were to:

• To support and encourage excellence in the application of research in practice

• To disseminate the results of practitioner research and practice

• To help practitioners to improve the quality of their work by example

Two awards were presented:

• An award for research-based practice in under 18 settings

• An award for research-based practice in over 18 settings

Over 18 category

Bera Conference 2013

The Value of Collaboration: Raising Confidence and Skills in Information Literacy with First Year Initial Teacher Education Students, Sarah Oxford and Rachel Barrell (Winner)

Managing Student Voice at Cornwall College; What can students tell us? Ben Rowswell

Under 18 category

Bera Conference 2013

Problem Girls? Understanding and addressing the problematic behaviour of young women in the urban 16-19 college, through the use of girls’ dance and discussion groups, Camilla Stanger (Goldsmiths College) (Winner)

Integrated Approach to Teaching English in Primary and Preschool, Carmen Manuela Pereira Carneiro Lucas (PhD)

To read past winners’ accounts of their research and its impact please go to Sheine Peart’s article (over 18 award winner in 2012) or Karen Majors’ article (under 18 award winner in 2011)

Winning entries were awarded with a cheque for £500, and the opportunity to select books from the SAGE list to the value of £200.