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Changing Civic (and Student) Behaviour

Education, like public policy, often targets behavioural change. Students pursue learning so they can develop skills, knowledge and understanding that will influence how they see the world and create greater opportunities for reaching what they consider the good life. Public policy is similarly focussed though with greater emphasis placed on the government’s conception of the good life.

Two strategies are most common when pursuing behavioural change in both the education and policy sectors: nudge and think. In the following clip, I examine both models, identifying their respective strengths and weaknesses. My conclusion is that these two models are more symbiotic than mutually exclusive.

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