Science of Learning Research Centre

SLRC Seminar Series – Productive Failure

Date: Thursday 25th August

Time:  4.30 – 6.00pm (45 minute presentation, followed by 15 minutes question time and 30 minute tea/coffee)

Venue: Level 7 Seminar Room, Queensland Brain Institute (Building #79) The University of Queensland, St Lucia Campus

Speakers: Professor Manu Kapur, The Education University of Hong Kong

Title: Productive Failure

The notion of productive failure has been used to explore the hidden efficacies in the seemingly failed efforts of small groups solving complex problems collaboratively in an online environment. Over the past six years, Manu has done extensive work in real-field ecologies of mathematics classrooms to extend his work on productive failure across a range of schools in Singapore. Manu’s research has attracted high profile media interest (e.g., TIME, The Australian, The Straits Times, The Times of India, The CONVERSATION, etc.)

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