Student-Authored Research Perspectives Papers

In this research project, led by Dr Ewan Wright, Assistant Professor and Research Fellow and Dr Kanwal Syeda Hassan at The Joseph Lau Luen Hung Charitable Trust Asia Pacific Centre for Leadership and Change at The Education University of Hong Kong, 26 Student Research Ambassadors from 12 Round Square schools worked with the University Research Team to explore how students perceive leadership, how students build leadership, who is capable of leadership, and the impact effective leadership can have.

The Student Research Ambassadors were an integral part of the research process. They helped to design the interview protocols and, having completed training in qualitative research and research ethics, conducted 114 interviews, sharing their data and recordings with the research team at the Education University of Hong Kong. The quantitative and qualitative data from both the survey and the interviews were used in the resulting report: A Cross-cultural Study of Student Leadership in Round Square Schools, which can be downloaded HERE.

The Student Research Ambassadors then went on to undertake independent research within their own schools, each considering Leadership through the lens of one of the Round Square Discoveries: Appreciation of Diversity, Ability to Solve Problems, Commitment to Sustainability, Inquisitiveness, Courage, Self-Awareness, Compassion, Teamwork, Tenacity, Inventiveness, Communication Skills and Sense of Responsibility. Click the links below to read their Research Perspectives Papers or download the anthology HERE.

Listen to the student perspective on the research findings from some of our Student Research Ambassadors through this Podcast .