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851-0252-12L  The Science of Learning From Failure

SemesterSpring Semester 2018
LecturersM. Kapur, D. Trninic, E. Ziegler
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionEnglish
CommentNumber of participants limited to 30.



Catalogue data

AbstractWe 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.
ObjectiveStudents will:
- 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
ContentWe 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

Performance assessment information (valid until the course unit is held again)
Performance assessment as a semester course
ECTS credits2 credits
ExaminersM. Kapur, D. Trninic, E. Ziegler
Typegraded semester performance
Language of examinationEnglish
RepetitionRepetition possible without re-enrolling for the course unit.

Learning materials

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Courses

NumberTitleHoursLecturers
851-0252-12 SThe Science of Learning From Failure2 hrs
Mon15-17HG E 22 »
05.03.15-17HG E 23 »
28.05.15-17IFW C 42 »
M. Kapur, D. Trninic, E. Ziegler

Groups

No information on groups available.

Restrictions

Places30 at the most
Waiting listuntil 28.02.2018

Offered in

ProgrammeSectionType
GESS Science in PerspectivePsychology, PedagogicsWInformation