Who Should Apply?
- The IBSC seeks applications from individuals or teams two people; educators in primary, middle, or senior school levels who want to conduct action research projects in their schools on the topic Boys and Stories: Pathways to Learning. The program is ideally suited to first-time research projects.
- Individuals and teams must develop projects that focus on a small number of participants (approximately 10-25 boys).
- Teams will be treated as a single entity and will design and report on one project, working with the same cohort of boys for the duration of the project. Teams must designate a lead person to serve as the primary correspondent with the Team Advisor.
- All accepted action researchers must register, pay for, and attend both the 2018 IBSC Annual Conference at The Southport School in Gold Coast, Australia, 8 – 11 July, and the 2019 IBSC Annual Conference at Selwyn House School in Montreal, Canada, 26 – 29 June 2019, to receive training in action research. This required attendance for all team members is vital to gain face-to-face contact to establish a sense of community.
- Applicants should be passionate about the topic, thoughtful, well organized, and prepared to collaborate online using technologies such as Google Sites, WhatsApp Groups, Skype, and Facebook.
- In addition to time spent undertaking action research in their schools, program participants spend 3–4 hours per week on average participating in online discussions with fellow researchers, reading and researching, and preparing submissions for their research report.
- Review The Role of the Researcher for a detailed overview of the action researcher responsibilities.