Tip #624:  Learning Through Productive Failure

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“Learning from failure is a very intuitive and compelling idea that’s been around for ages, but teachers may not know how to use it.” Manu Kapur

Professor Manu Kapur is currently a Professor of Psychological Studies at The Hong Kong Institute of Education and the former head of the Learning Sciences Lab at the National Institute of Education of Singapore. He has pioneered the idea of productive failure, which is “a learning design that entails the design of conditions for learners to persist in generating and exploring representations and solution methods for solving complex, novel problems.”

Dr. Nido Qubein, the President of High Point University, explains that we learn by doing and when we learn something new, such … Read the rest