The purpose of this paper is to develop, illustrate, and apply the concept of choice architecture to schools.
The analysis is a synthesis of concepts from the social science research that nudge people toward positive actions.
A dozen concepts are identified, defined, and illustrated as a set of principles and guidelines that are elaborated to guide school leaders in the science and art of choice architecture.
The principles of choice architecture are demonstrated to be of practical utility for school leaders in designing educational contexts for school achievement.
A mental toolbox of concepts and principles that are highlighted for use by school leaders to benefit students and teachers.
This analysis is built upon the pioneering work of Thaler and Sunstein (2009) and Kahneman (2011). We have only scratched the surface of their rich analyses; hence, the authors encourage everyone to read these to creative treatments of making decisions.
P. Bailes, L. and K. Hoy, W. (2014), "Designing school contexts for success: paternalism or libertarianism?", International Journal of Educational Management, Vol. 28 No. 5, pp. 484-497. https://doi.org/10.1108/IJEM-02-2013-0027Download as .RIS
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