The following researcher was awarded the top research project for the 2023 cohort.
Justine Kolliou, The Scots College (Australia)
My Wounds, My Country, My Masculinities: How Mentors can Support Indigenous Boys’ Exploration of Masculinity
Justine received this award for the completion of a highly innovative action research project of the highest standard, and for their valuable contribution to the IBSC research community.
All of the reports fulfilled demanding criteria:.
- The report was well written, pitched at appropriate level, and followed the structure provided.
- The project itself served as an example of genuine and rigorous action research.
- The "action" proved appropriate and relevant in the school environment.
- The project provided valuable findings on the overarching topic Collaboration and the Power of Group Learning.
- The literature review included synthesized, not just described, relevant literature.
- The literature referenced directly boys' education.
- Data analysis was sound and conclusions were appropriately drawn.
Other top Action Research reports are listed below.
“Running Towards Your Feelings”: Using Peer Mentoring in Sport to Enrich the Emotional Lives of Boys
Bryan Dunn, The Roxbury Latin School (United States)
Re-Storying the Narrative: Year 10 And Year 11 Boys Challenging Gender Expectations Through a Study of Shakespeare
Nicole Feledy, The Southport School (Australia)
“We Don’t Usually Talk About This Kind of Stuff”: Challenging Traditional Male Stereotypes with Year 9 Peer Leaders to Promote Help-Seeking in Boys
Lara Silkoff, Scotch College (Australia)
Express Yourself: The Power of Art to Unleash Year 8 Boys’ Exploration of Masculinity Rachael Jackson, Aylesbury Grammar School (United Kingdom)