Friday, April 15, 2011

Do students need to learn how to fail?

Image Source: Understanding Science
Education research found that students learn through overcoming deliberate difficulties.

Arizona State University theoretical physicist Lawrence Krauss takes this one step further and suggests that students have to learn to fail effectively. He points out that our education system provides students only with problems that are solvable and have a clear answer. Real-world problems however are often not solvable exactly, and there are many competing demands.

Read more here: Lawrence Krauss: Students Need To Learn Effective Failure: Scientific American Podcast

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