851-0252-12L The Science of Learning From Failure
|Semester||Spring Semester 2018|
|Lecturers||M. Kapur, D. Trninic, E. Ziegler|
|Periodicity||yearly recurring course|
|Language of instruction||English|
|Comment||Number of participants limited to 30.|
|Abstract||We can learn from failure. But, what does “failure” mean? And, what, how, and why do we learn from failure? This course covers research from the cognitive, educational, and learning sciences that addresses the role of failure in human learning. Students will critically examine how failure affects thinking, knowledge, creativity, problem-solving, etc.|
- Critically read and analyze articles on research that addresses failure in learning.
- Participate in in-class problem-solving activities around research in failure
- Discuss and reflect upon topics in both online and face-to-face formats.
- Engage in activities through the online platform.
- Complete a final paper on a subtopic related to failure in learning.
By the end of the course, students should be able to:
- Demonstrate a critical understanding of the role that failure plays in learning.
- Discuss how and why failure can benefit learning.
- Discuss how and why failure does not facilitate learning.
- Apply understanding to a related sub-topic
|Content||We learn from our mistakes, or rather, we certainly hope that we do. Another way to say this is that we can learn from failure. But, what does “failure” mean? And, what, how, and why do we learn from failure? This course covers research from the cognitive, educational, and learning sciences that addresses the role of failure in human learning. Students will critically examine how failure affects development of knowledge, creativity, problem-solving, and general thinking and learning. More specifically, they will have the opportunity to question and evaluate the potential relationships between the facets around failure within individual, interactional, cultural, societal, and global contexts through seminal readings and problem-solving activities oriented to real world issues. Students from any discipline are welcome to this course to learn more about how failure can be harnessed to improve our knowledge, capabilities, innovations, teamwork, and contribute to the larger global world.|
|Performance assessment information (valid until the course unit is held again)|
|Performance assessment as a semester course|
|ECTS credits||2 credits|
|Examiners||M. Kapur, D. Trninic, E. Ziegler|
|Type||graded semester performance|
|Language of examination||English|
|Repetition||Repetition possible without re-enrolling for the course unit.|
|No public learning materials available.|
|Only public learning materials are listed.|
|851-0252-12 S||The Science of Learning From Failure||2 hrs|
|M. Kapur, D. Trninic, E. Ziegler|
|No information on groups available.|
|Places||30 at the most|
|Waiting list||until 28.02.2018|
|GESS Science in Perspective||Psychology, Pedagogics||W|