IBSC Exploring Boys' Education Podcast

Episode 2: IBSC Action Research: Cutting-Edge Research by Boys' Educators for Boys' Educators

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Join IBSC Director of Membership Engagement Bruce Collins as he hosts conversations about the IBSC Action Research Program with the IBSC Action Research advisor team and 2019 IBSC Action Research Award honorees.

Margot Long
Margot Long

Deputy Head of Academics and Staff Learning, St. John's Preparatory School (South Africa)
IBSC Action Research Coordinator

Di Laycock

Di Laycock
Head of Information Services, The King’s School (Australia)
IBSC Action Research Editor

Trish Cislak
Trish Cislak

Head of Libraries and Research, Crescent School (Canada)
IBSC Action Research Team Advisor

Polly Higgins

Polly Higgins
Head of Upper School, King Edward’s School (United Kingdom)
IBSC Action Research Team Advisor

Janetta Lien

Janetta Lien
Director of Enrollment, The Browning School (United States)
IBSC Action Research Team Advisor

Laura Sabo

Laura Sabo
Librarian, St. Christopher’s School (United States)
IBSC Action Research Team Advisor

Peter Bonds

Peter Bonds
Dean of Faculty and History Teacher, The Blue Ridge School (United States)
2019 IBSC Action Research Award Honoree

James Kearney

James Kearney
English and Drama Teacher, Scotch College (Australia)
2019 IBSC Action Research Award Honoree

Bruce Collins

Bruce Collins
IBSC Director of Membership Engagement

Action Research InfographicIn the latest episode of the IBSC Exploring Boys’ Education podcast, Margot Long, coordinator of the IBSC Action Research Program, ­describes this unparalleled professional development opportunity offered by IBSC since 2005. Meet the team leading this global learning opportunity, which has engaged more than 420 teachers and administrators worldwide in cutting-edge research projects conducted in boys’ schools over a two-year period. Di Laycock also shares some of the history of the program and highlights the need for rigor in teacher-led research.

Hear directly from action researchers about their firsthand experiences with the program, including 2019 IBSC Action Research Award honorees Peter Bonds and James Kearney.

Take advantage of this opportunity to conduct research at your school. Apply for the 2020-21 IBSC Action Research cohort to investigate Boys and Technology: New Horizons, New Challenges, New Learning. Get more details. Apply by November 1.

Remember, IBSC member schools can access all the past IBSC Action Research reports in IBSC Member Center. In particular, check out James Kearney and Peter Bonds’ research reports and posters.

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IBSC Exploring Boys’ Education music composed and performed by Tom DiGiovanni.