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Callum is an Advisor in BIT’s Education team. Since joining BIT, Callum has worked on several exploratory qualitative research projects with Nesta, aiming to improve outcomes in the early years. Other projects include work for the Education Endowment Foundation and Department for Education. Prior to joining BIT, Callum trained as…
- 18th Apr 2023
Can behavioural science help improve pupil behaviour and boost school attendance?
Improving pupil behaviour and boosting attendance are two of the biggest challenges facing UK schools right now, and we are excited to be starting work on two large-scale RCTs to learn more about what works to improve outcomes in this space. We are currently recruiting for schools to participate in…
- 7th Feb 2023
Improving ethical behaviours online - working with young people to crack the code
Today is Safer Internet Day, the annual global initiative to bring communities together to improve online safety. Perhaps BIT’s biggest contribution in this space is the design and delivery of Digital Compass - a behaviourally informed programme designed with young people to help them behave ethically online.
- 24th Jan 2023
AI to BI: Using artificial intelligence in qualitative research in the Middle East
BIT used AI to co-create images for a campaign to encourage adults in the Middle East to share technical training opportunities with their children
- 18th Jan 2023
Do school exclusions increase crime?
Nearly 50% of the young people we observe in custody aged 15-17 experienced an exclusion while in Year 10, compared to 6% among pupils that do not end up in custody.
- 24th Nov 2022
Why a Winter World Cup could be the education reform of the decade
No really. The impact of watching summer football is the equivalent of going from a high-performing to an average teacher
Dr Laure Bokobza
Laure is a Senior Research Advisor in the Home Affairs, Security and Education team. Before joining BIT, she completed a PhD in Political Science at the University of Oxford, where her research focused on wealth inequality and redistribution, social movements, and non-democratic politics. She also taught quantitative methods to graduate…
- 17th Jun 2022
Applying behavioral insights to early childhood education
Increasing economic mobility is a complex challenge for cities. Many factors have an effect. Employment, housing, and health care are just a few. While these areas are critical, cities should also start addressing economic mobility barriers as early as preschool.
- 16th Jun 2022
Common ground: helping tutors and pupils find similarities boosts session attendance
Tutoring is one of the most effective ways to accelerate pupil progress. Indeed, its potential galvanised the creation of the National Tutoring Programme (NTP) - the UK Government’s flagship response to learning loss caused by school closures during the pandemic. However, pupils are only able to benefit from tutoring if…
- 10th May 2022
Tips by Text - a promising trial upended by the pandemic
Pre-pandemic, about one in four children were not reaching the required level in language and literacy at the end of Reception. This figure has likely increased as children have had less opportunity for play and learning over the past two years.