Behavioural Insights for Education: A practical guide for parents, teachers and school leaders

 “Several strands are coming together that are quietly revolutionising how we think about, and go about, learning and teaching: in the classroom, and at home. First, behavioural science has made great strides in recent years, helping us to understand how subtle differences in what parents and teachers do can make an enormous difference in the learning process. Second, a new wave of experimentation is overturning many assumptions about what does and doesn’t work. Third, these developments are being accelerated by insights born of data analytics, offering the promise of unprecedented tailoring of what works, when, and for who. “

– Dr David Halpern, CEO Behavioural Insights Team

This practical guide, authored by experts from the Behavioural Insights Team (BIT), is aimed at parents, teachers and school leaders and provides simple and subtle interventions that can make a significant impact on learning. The guide is rich with examples, case studies and practical activities that illuminate the power of behavioural insights and demonstrate how these can be leveraged by anyone for the improvement of learning.

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Behavioural Insights for Education: A practical guide for parents, teachers and school leaders

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