IBSC Exploring Boys' Education Podcast
Establishing Cultures of Research and Innovation in Boys' Schools
Join Caitlin Munday, research fellow—professional learning at The Scots College (Australia), as she hosts two group interviews about establishing cultures of innovation and research in boys’ schools.
In the first interview, Ian Lambert, principal of The Scots College and chair of the IBSC Research Committee, explains the power of research-rich school communities and IBSC’s commitment to this valuable research. Committee members Kim Hudson, director of the Center for the Study of Boys at St. Christopher’s School (United States), Tom Arbuthnott, deputy head (partnerships) at Eton College (United Kingdom), and Hugh Chilton, director of research and professional learning at The Scots College, bring fresh perspectives about cultivating an innovative research culture at school.
Each guest describes how their school developed its research center and offers tips on how you can do so, too. Delve into the challenges schools frequently encounter when establishing cultures of research and innovation and growing genuine expertise in school communities. Find out how the IBSC Research Committee supports schools invested in research—including yours. Furthermore, their conversation touches on creating research communities within IBSC.
In the second interview, Munday connects with Michael Fellin, headmaster, and Sandra Boyes, executive director of professional learning and research and head of lower school, for Crescent School (Canada). Both school leaders detail the journey of creating the newly launched Crescent Centre for Boys’ Education. Listen to this sage advice to help your school establish a similar research hub.
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Research Fellow, Professional Learning
Deputy Head (Partnerships)
IBSC Exploring Boys’ Education music composed and performed by Tom DiGiovanni.