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Interview in the Swiss newspaper «Tages Anzeiger»

Meeting Manu Kapur, learning scientist at ETH Zurich: The professor who teaches failure (only in German) TA-Manu_Kapur.23.6.2018  

Column of Prof. Manu Kapur in GLOBE 2/2018 of ETH Zurich

Although students learn substantial amounts of formal knowledge in their subject area, they find it difficult or are often unable to apply this knowledge in real-life situations. Why does this happen? Globe_2_18_Kolumne_En   &…

Column of Prof. Manu Kapur in GLOBE 1/2018 of ETH Zurich

Good things happen on the other side of failure. It is failure that creates what I call the 4A conditions for deep learning: Activation, Awareness, Affect, and Assembly. When designed well, failure activates the prior knowledge necessary for…

Interview in the Swiss newspaper «Neue Zürcher Zeitung» NZZ

I am very skeptical about what the Pisa studies measure. The focus should be on training people to be critically thinking, inventive, mentally highly flexible and socially competent, while giving them the basic knowledge and skills of course. NZZ…

Interview (2) with Prof. Manu Kapur in BOLD - Blog on Learning and Development

Manu Kapur developed the concept of “Productive Failure”. In the second part of our interview he talks about tacit and explicit knowledge, and points out that technology will eventually be the primary means of conveying the latter, but not…

Interview (1) with Prof. Manu Kapur in BOLD - Blog on Learning and Development

Manu Kapur explains his concept of “Productive Failure”. In the first part of the interview, he also discusses why teaching should be guided by the latest research on human cognition and learning.

Prepare students 'to fail' so they can learn, report suggests

Manu's work on Productive Failure spotlighted in an article, published in The Times Higher Education (1st December 2016).

Innovating Pedagogy 2016

The Innovating Pedagogy 2016 report features Manu's research on Productive Failure as one of ten innovations that can potentially transform education. Click here to find out more.

El poder del Fracaso

Productive Failure was featured in the El Mercurio newspaper of Chile, published on 27th August 2016.

How to keep going when you feel like a failure

See how Productive Failure has kept us going from this article published at Time.com on 23, February 2016.