Character Education and Well-Being in Boys’ Schools
IBSC Research in Boys’ Schools Series
March 29 – April 1, 2022
Hosted Online by The Scots College (Australia)
Hear from teachers and researchers from The Scots College (Australia) as they
share their approach to character and care. Learn about how The Scots College Research Office approaches school-based research and how this approach informs their practice. Hugh Chilton, Caitlin Munday, and their colleagues detail the “Brave Hearts, Bold Minds” educational philosophy and how it is enacted in the classroom through the Teaching for Character program. Learn about new research-informed signature programs at The Scots College and how this research is informing the future.
Access this latest presentation in the research series on the IBSC Shorts platform March 29 – April 1, 2022. During this time you may interact with the presenters and other participants on the class discussion board to grow and learn together.
Who Should Attend?
Leaders and teachers in boys’ schools interested in the impact of school-based research programs on school strategy, pedagogy, and programs with a specific focus on character education and well-being in boys’ schools
Each topic in the series includes a 40-minute, pre-recorded presentation, followed by an asynchronous conversation with fellow participants and presenters on a discussion board. You have access to this content and conversation for four consecutive days. Comment on the presentation, interact with the presenters, share your own resources that may benefit others, and learn from the information global colleagues contribute.
IBSC member rate: US $50
Pay by credit card only. This program is limited to the first 200 registrants.
Please note: Watch your email for login information for the IBSC Research in Boys’ Schools Speaker Series 24 hours before the presentation goes live.
Hugh Chilton serves as director of research and professional learning at The Scots College (Australia). His passion is for people and organizations to be shaped by their vocation. He loves the opportunity to do that at Scots as a history teacher and member of the Executive Leadership Team, being immersed in a community of formation with boys and staff, and helping create partnerships with universities, churches, businesses, and other schools in Australia and overseas. Chilton is also a conjoint lecturer in the School of Education at the University of Newcastle, a member of the IBSC Research Committee, and an early career researcher in the fields of intellectual, cultural, and religious history, publishing his first book in 2020.
Caitlin Munday is the founding director of the Teaching Schools Alliance Sydney, an organization that seeks to equip and grow the next generation of Christian teachers and leaders for Australian schools. She is also research fellow (professional learning) at The Scots College, Sydney where she oversees a number of staff research and development programs, including significant university linkage projects and partnerships. She also teaches drama and studies of religion. Munday received a B.Ed. with honors in drama and English and a Ph.D. in education, both by the University of Sydney, where she was also a sessional tutor and lecturer. Her doctoral thesis explored the drama classroom as community. It formed part of a large Australian Research Council (ARC) project on “The Role of Arts Education in Academic Motivation, Engagement, and Achievement,” conducted in partnership with The Australia Council for the Arts. Munday serves on the IBSC Research Committee, regularly presents at conferences and has published several chapters in the edited volume How Arts Education Makes a Difference: Research Examining Successful Classroom Practice and Pedagogy (Routledge, 2015). In 2018, she was awarded a New Voice in Educational Leadership Research Scholarship by the Australian Council of Educational Leadership.