Welcome to BEST: Developing skills for lasting impact
The Birmingham Evaluating Skills Transfer (BEST) Project aims to help individuals to recognise, develop, and effectively use skills to successfully navigate life transitions. In particular, we are interested in how people develop transferable skills by taking part in a variety of activities, and how these skills can be beneficial in education and employment.
This website is aimed at students, lecturers, coaches, instructors, parents, researchers, and anyone else with an interest in ensuring that people make the most of their skill development opportunities. Explore BEST Start, BEST Outdoors, and BEST Performance to find out more!
The BEST outdoor project is chartering water seldom navigated. Considerable anecdotal evidence suggests outdoor learning programmes have a huge role to play in learning and development, however research into this has historically been very thin. The BEST outdoor project will provide a robust set of data which serves to highlight the effectiveness of it and crucially assist to develop it further.
Norman Beech, Raymond Priestley Centre Manager