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  • Publication
  • 31st Mar 2017

Encouraging People into University

Results from a randomised controlled trial that found that sending letters to young people influences their behaviour when applying to university.

  • Academic publication
  • 19th Apr 2017

I get by with a little help from my friends: Two field experiments on social support and attendance in further education colleges in the UK

In recent years, there has been an increasing recognition that broader socioeconomic and environmental conditions such as school climate and the availability of peer, parental, and tutor support shape motivation and educational success as much as, or more than, individual-level factors such as personality.

  • 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.

  • Report
  • 22nd Jun 2017

Behavioural Insights for Education - a practical guide for parents, teachers and school leaders

This guide looks to equip parents, teachers and school leaders with more tools to make a difference in students’ academic lives by setting out simple techniques informed by behavioural science. While policymakers and educational researchers have traditionally focused on big ‘structural’ factors, such as class sizes or budgets, behavioural scientists…

  • 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
  • 31st Jul 2017

More evidence on the power of role models

We have written here before about the power of inspirational role models to change young people’s beliefs and behaviours when it comes to their education. We, and others, have repeatedly found that having a positive, relatable role model can have substantial impacts on young people’s interest in applying to university,…

  • Blog
  • 17th Aug 2017

Behavioural Science Executive Education Programme - register your interest now

The Behavioural Insights Team (BIT) and Warwick Business School (WBS) have launched an Executive Education Programme. We think it’s one of the first programmes of its kind – a collaboration between an academic institution and BIT that combines a deep dive into the academic literature with a practical focus on…

  • Report
  • 2nd Oct 2017

Aplicación de las Ciencias del Comportamiento a la Educación

Este reporte también está disponible en inglés La guía se divide en tres capítulos: Padres: este capítulo se centra en cómo los padres pueden utilizar las ciencias del comportamiento para ayudar a sus hijos a alcanzar sus metas, tanto educativas como personales. Incluye temas como meta-cognición, autocontrol y teoría de…

  • 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…

  • Academic publication
  • 25th Oct 2017

Evaluation of Complex Whole-School Interventions: Methodological and Practical Considerations

Evaluating the impact of complex whole-school interventions (CWSIs) is challenging.