Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity
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Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity
Complexity, chaos, and ambiguity are aspects of leadership and learning. Without those we cannot innovate and create.
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A Wonderful Poster on Failure

A Wonderful Poster on Failure | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)
Ivon Prefontaine's insight:

Making mistakes is most often not fatal. An open mindset is important, but we live in a world where numbers drive learning and living.

Sayward Henry's curator insight, July 15, 2014 1:10 PM

Fail Again. Fail Better.

Dean Mantz's curator insight, July 25, 2014 11:52 AM

This is an ideal image for my use when discussing "Failure".  When working with my pre-service students as well as teachers in PD sessions, I explain "FAIL" as First Attempt In Learning.  This image will provide authentic connections for those involved in our discussion.  

Sue Alexander's curator insight, August 23, 2014 8:50 PM

Such an important message for inspiring fearlessness.

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Bigger Gains for Students Who Don’t Get Help Solving Problems

Bigger Gains for Students Who Don’t Get Help Solving Problems | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
Allowing learners to struggle will actually help them learn better, according to research on “productive failure” conducted by Manu Kapur, a researcher at the Learning Sciences Lab at the National Institute of Education of Singapore.

Via Beth Dichter, Sharrock
Ivon Prefontaine's insight:

They are probably getting help. It is just subtle and part of the general learning environment that is created by good teachers.

Beth Dichter's curator insight, February 26, 2014 9:36 PM

We often walk students through the process of learning new concepts and ideas, providing scaffolding and guidance. This post says that new research show that this may not be the best way to learn...that the struggle in learning how to solve a problem. Although they may not successfully solve the problem they may score better when they are tested later on.

There is more information about this study in the post. To go directly to the study, Classroom-based Experiments in ProductiveFailure, you can click through to this link: http://mindmodeling.org/cogsci2011/papers/0644/paper0644.pdf.

niftyjock's curator insight, February 26, 2014 9:58 PM

Absolutely, its the impasse where real learning takes places. Manu Kapur has a great presentation about this http://youtu.be/LnljG9I33KM

Needs more research.

Reontay's curator insight, March 15, 2016 8:52 AM

Yes i totally agree with the author. Allowing kids to strugggle as they learn will make them understand and solve the problem better.


I think that the education system will change, as now of days, the teachers usually guide the students on how to solve the problem. But now after it is proven that allowing the students to struggle will let the students learn better. The school should adapt and instead of guiding the students,they should only explain the problem and allow the students to solve it themselves.


Some of the bad influence will be that the student will find the problems to hard and give up more easily or start to hate school.

Some good influence are that the student may learn better and will very much help in their futures.


Everyone benifits from it as the students will learn better and also learn more values like not giving up easily. Besides the students the economy  will also benifit as when the student start working, it would be easier for him to understand and adapt and Singapore economy could improve faster.


No it is not foolproof as everychild is different. So diffferent students may take different time to understand or they may not even understand at all.