Skip to content
Menu

Results

Browse through your search results here.

Filter by

Filter by:

1-7 of 7 results

  • Blog
  • 18th Jun 2018

Keeping your eye on the ball: a defense of self-control

We’re all excited to watch England kick off their World Cup campaign this evening against Tunisia. Like workplaces around the country, we will be getting together with a few drinks to celebrate England’s resurgence (...or perhaps distract us from something more underwhelming). Either way, we should all spare a thought…

  • Blog
  • 16th Oct 2017

Helping everyone reach their potential: new education results

A successful education system is one in which everyone is helped to reach their potential. Behavioural science can help us better understand and tackle the barriers that people of all ages face, regardless of the route they choose to pursue. Today we are sharing with you two results that demonstrate…

  • Blog
  • 13th Jul 2017

Why England’s 11 new Research Schools are an exciting step forward for education

Yesterday Justine Greening, the Secretary of State for Education, announced that the government was to fund 11 Research Schools, bringing the total to 22 nationally. At BIT, we are very pleased to be working in partnership with one of these new Research schools, the Blue School in Wells. The Blue School…

  • Blog
  • 22nd Jun 2017

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

Yesterday, at the Telegraph Festival for Education here in the UK, we released our most recent publication, Behavioural Insights for Education - a practical guide for parents, teachers and school leaders. We’ve had the privilege of working with Pearson Education on this publication and are really excited to get this into…

  • Academic publication
  • 20th Apr 2017

Using text reminders to increase attendance and attainment: Evidence from a field experiment

In a large-scale field experiment, we use text message reminders to increase student attendance and attainment within UK government-sponsored literacy and numeracy programs for adults.

  • Blog
  • 15th Jul 2016

Texting parents about tests and homework can improve maths results and reduce absenteeism

Today the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) published the results of a trial showing that texting parents information about upcoming tests and homework directly improved their child’s attainment in maths by the equivalent of an extra month in the classroom. I ran the trial as part of my PhD, with Harvard…

  • Academic publication
  • 13th Feb 2015

Curbing Adult Student Attrition: Evidence from a Field Experiment

Roughly 20% of adults in the OECD lack basic numeracy and literacy skills. In the UK, many colleges offer fully government subsidized adult education programs to improve these skills.