Border Walls: How Immigration Discussions Strengthen Year 12 Boys' Confidence

  • Boy Voice and Choice (2019-20)

A recurring challenge in my discussion-based class is getting enough boys to participate in a way that drives the discussion toward a learning outcome. When it comes to potentially controversial discussion topics, boys may feel even less inclined to participate for a variety of reasons. This research project set out to investigate the degree to which a boy’s ownership of his learning (agency) may influence his willingness to participate in class discussions.