IBSC seeks applications from individual educators in primary, middle, or senior school levels who want to conduct action research projects in their schools on the topic selected for this year's cohort. The program is ideally suited to first-time research projects.
Individuals must develop projects that focus on a small number of participants (approximately 10-25 boys).
All accepted action researchers must register, pay for, and attend both the 2020 IBSC Annual Conference at Viaró Global School in Barcelona, Spain, July 8 – 11, and the 2021 IBSC Annual Conference at St. Mark’s School of Texas in Dallas, Texas, United States, June 27 – 30, to receive training in action research. This required attendance 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, Google Classroom, WhatsApp Groups, and Skype.
In addition to time spent undertaking action research in their schools, 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.