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7 Wonderful TED Talks on Learning from Failure | Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

7 Wonderful TED Talks on Learning from Failure | Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Mind Sets | Scoop.it

To err is human and acknowledging one's mistakes is the first step towards learning not to do them again. The best thing about making mistakes is the learning that comes out of them. Mistakes are indicative of an ongoing healthy process of learning. We all make mistakes and sometimes we even commit errors ( errors are considered to be much more severe than mistakes ) but we definitely differ in the way we look at our mistakes. People with " growth mind-set " tend to accept mistakes as natural happenings that enrich our life experiences. Similarly teachers with a growth mindset look at mistakes as precursors of learning, the engine of education . On the other hand, people with fixed mindset view them as obstacles in life, signs of incompetence and disappointment. Likewise,  teachers with a fixed mindset are more reluctant to tolerate mistakes and they consider them as a hindrance to learning.

David Bohr ( Danish physicist ) once defined an expert as " a person who has made all the mistakes that can be made in a very narrow field". Bohr's quip summarizes one of the essential lessons of learning which is that people learn how to get it right by getting it wrong again and again. Education is not magic, education is the wisdom wrung from failure.

Talking about mistakes and failure, today's post features 8 of the best TED Talks on some great personalities and how how they have learned from their own failures. Enjoy

 

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Five Myths About Learning

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Neuroscience offers an exciting glimpse into how the human brain develops and changes over time. And while theories on the brain and its development abound, brain research can help to clear up a handful of myths about how students learn and develop.

The human brain—a biological organ that weighs about 3 pounds—develops as a result of a combination of the genetic program children inherit from both of their parents. Out of about 70 watts of power, the human brain uses only about 15—similar to what an idling laptop or the light inside a refrigerator use.

The typical 8-year-old child uses about half of his or her body’s energy to run the brain. It is an efficient device, but one that uses a lot of energy, said Sam Wang, an associate professor of neuroscience in Princeton University’s Department of Molecular Biology. Wang, also of the Princeton Neuroscience Institute, has co-authored two books about the human brain.

“The brain is always changing,” Wang said during a Sept. 12 webinar. For instance, a 6-year-old child who is reading initially uses regions that are distributed across both sides of the brain. As the child grows older, those brain regions cluster over to the left side of the brain in most people.

Wang addressed five myths about learning, using brain research to refute commonly-held but incorrect assumptions.


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'Growth Mindset' Gaining Traction as School Improvement Strategy - Education Week News

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Those mindsets are self-reinforcing, and Ms.
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For Teenage Brains, the Importance of Continuing to Learn Deeply

For Teenage Brains, the Importance of Continuing to Learn Deeply | Mind Sets | Scoop.it
It used to be that neuroscientists thought smart people were all alike. But now they think that some very smart people retain the ability to learn rapidly, like a child, well into adolescence.

 

“Until adolescence there are lots of new connections being made between neurons to store patterns and information collected from the environment,” Brant says.

 

The brain adds many synapses in the cortex. This comes at a time when the brain is especially responsive to learning. This is typically followed by cortical pruning in adolescence, as the brain shifts from hyperlearning mode.

Hewitt agrees: “The developing brain is a much more flexible organ than the mature brain.”

 

Learning doesn’t stop at adolescence, of course, but the “sensitive period” — where the brain is hyperlearning mode — does appear to come to an end. Learning new things gets harder.

 


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Bonnie Bracey Sutton's comment, September 24, 2013 11:44 AM
Thanks Linda. I appreciate the reference to the NPR discussion.
Aramis's curator insight, September 25, 2013 1:56 AM

brilliant

Sharla Shults's curator insight, October 2, 2013 5:40 PM

For some reason, as kids get older, they no longer 'think that thinking' is important! They don't want to think; instead, they simply just want the answer.

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Smart Teenage Brains May Get Some Extra Learning Time - NPR (blog)

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Daniel Horowitz for NPR. John Hewitt is a neuroscientist who studies the biology of intelligence. He's also a parent. Over the ...
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Improving education: 'Growth mindset' a way to keep students engaged - Deseret News

Improving education: 'Growth mindset' a way to keep students engaged - Deseret News | Mind Sets | Scoop.it
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Published: Tuesday, Sept. 17 2013 6:00 a.m. MDT. Updated: 20 hours ago.
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Learning a New Language Alters Brain Development - Science Daily (press release)

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Learning a New Language Alters Brain Development
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The study concludes that the pattern of brain development is similar if you learn one or two language from birth.
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