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Why Companies Fail--and How Their Founders Can Bounce Back — HBS Working Knowledge

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Leading a doomed company can often help a career by providing experience, insight, and contacts that lead to new opportunities, says professor Shikhar Ghosh .
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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 | Teacher Tools and Tips | 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.

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, February 26, 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, 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.

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, February 27, 1:32 PM

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