• By Dartington SRU
  • Posted on Tuesday 08th October, 2013
Intervention SpecificityStandards of Evidence

Why innovation and evidence-based programmes are perfect bedfellows

One of the strongest pushbacks against evidence-based programmes like those listed on Investing in Children comes from people who are concerned that a focus on proven interventions will suck up all the oxygen and suffocate innovations.Large international franchises like Incredible Years, Triple P and PATHS will dominate the field and exciting, small-scale, local innovations developed in real-world…

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  • By Dartington SRU
  • Posted on Friday 27th September, 2013
Evaluation EvidenceIntervention SpecificityStandards of Evidence

Logic model lessons from the kitchen

In his book Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation, Michael Pollan explores why we do what we do when we cook. He looks at what he calls the ‘transformative fundamentals’: cooking with fire, cooking with water, cooking with air and cooking with earth. But he doesn't just learn about why these techniques work. He finds that developing a better understanding of the science behin…

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