I’ve been looking into a curriculum subject introduced by New Labour in 2003, called Social and Emotional Aspects of Learning (SEAL). It began as a voluntary primary school subject, and in 2007 was also made a voluntary secondary school subject. Over 90% of primary schools and over 60% of secondary schools now teach it. SEAL Read more…

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News here in the UK that the prime minister, David Cameron, has established a ‘behavioural insight’ team, led by the policy advisor David Halpern, to find ways to implement the ideas of behavioural psychologist Richard Thaler, who is also working with the unit. Thaler is, together with Cass Sunstein, the author of Nudge, a study Read more…

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