In order to minimise the negative effects of the COVID-19 crisis on children, it is important that schools know what works, how it works and what the important conditions are to make it workable in educational practice.
What works in our education: Information, carrot or stick?
Jan 25, 2021
Do information, rewards and/or rules help pupils, teachers and schools? Which behavioural incentives are effective and which do not work?
Thanks to a grant from the National Research Foundation (NRO), Education Lab dives deeper into the world of behavioural incentives and effective educational policy.
Our research into behavioural incentives focuses on four urgent policy questions in Dutch education. These are:
- What are the effects of selection in teacher training programmes?
- What are the effects of information on students’ study choice behaviour
- What are the effects of various forms of remuneration on the shortage of teachers?
- Does educational supervision lead to improvement of underperforming schools?
The research not only answers these policy questions, but also provides insight into what types of behavioural incentives are most effective in Dutch education. Is it rules, rewards or information?
Want to know more? The awarded application can be found here (in Dutch).