An Introduction to the Behavioural Research Centre for Adult Skills and Knowledge (ASK)


Following our recent visit to meet colleagues in CR&DALL, I have been asked to provide some information on Behavioural Research Centre for Adult Skills and Knowledge (ASK).  In March 2014, the Behavioural Insights Team (BIT) and the UK Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) jointly set up the Centre.

The Centre’s objective is to develop and test interventions that are informed by behavioural science – that is, research into human behaviour and how it is shaped by many different factors – and that can help improve adult literacy and numeracy at scale in the UK. ASK will also explore the link between improved skills and life outcomes (e.g. to what extent does improving the numeracy and literacy skills of young adults improve employment outcomes).

Details of the launch of ASK provide more details of our work, and at this link there is the possibility to susbcribe to our newsletter and RSS feed.


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