Over the past few decades a movement calling for better use of evidence in decision making has taken shape, with a focus on the need for ‘evidence-based’ policy and practice.
Yet the role the private sector could and should play has largely been ignored.
At this event, Nesta and Pearson launched a new report that explores the role of evidence in education businesses.
Sir Michael Barber, Chief Education Advisor at Pearson, chaired the discussion around the issues, challenges and opportunities for businesses to become more evidence-led, with:
- Geoff Mulgan, Nesta Chief Executive;
- Jonathan Sharples, Education Endowment Foundation;
- Philippa Cordingley, Chief Executive of the Centre for the Use of Research and Evidence in Education (CUREE);
- Ruth Puttick, Nesta
The event was attended by over 120 business leaders, policy makers, researchers, educators and anyone with an interest in education and evidence.