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Deep learning experiences… failure is among the best!

When I think back to what I learned at university, it was through failure that I learned the most. The other best learning experience is when I needed to teach something. These two experiences can be engineered into the a teaching programme as described in this article…

Productive failure deliberately puts students into problem-solving situations that are over their heads…
Why students need to fail

This is a failure that occurs in a safe environment where the students are supported and encouraged to wrestle with the difficulties and hopefully eventually prevail.