The Ariane Tavakol Podcast

10 - How to Fail Productively with Prof. Manu Kapur

January 18, 2021 Ariane Tavakol
The Ariane Tavakol Podcast
10 - How to Fail Productively with Prof. Manu Kapur
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The Ariane Tavakol Podcast
10 - How to Fail Productively with Prof. Manu Kapur
Jan 18, 2021
Ariane Tavakol

Today I am joined by my dear friend Manu Kapur, the chair of learning sciences and higher education at ETH Zurich who studies the concept of productive failure - how failure can be deliberately designed to enhance learning.

For most of us, we try to avoid failure like the plague. We don’t welcome it into our lives and definitely never want to talk about it, unless it concerns someone else.

We have been conditioned to view failure and mistakes as our enemies. Most of us, especially in Europe, view failure as taboo and inadmissible.

But what if we understood that mistakes are just temporary interruptions that are made to make us reflect back and think? What if we learned to embrace failure and use it to our advantage?

During this podcast we dive deep into the concept of learning with failure based models, methods to embracing failure in our lives, and how to see failure as a necessary step to achieving success. 

Listen in and let's start embracing failure together!


Show Notes

Today I am joined by my dear friend Manu Kapur, the chair of learning sciences and higher education at ETH Zurich who studies the concept of productive failure - how failure can be deliberately designed to enhance learning.

For most of us, we try to avoid failure like the plague. We don’t welcome it into our lives and definitely never want to talk about it, unless it concerns someone else.

We have been conditioned to view failure and mistakes as our enemies. Most of us, especially in Europe, view failure as taboo and inadmissible.

But what if we understood that mistakes are just temporary interruptions that are made to make us reflect back and think? What if we learned to embrace failure and use it to our advantage?

During this podcast we dive deep into the concept of learning with failure based models, methods to embracing failure in our lives, and how to see failure as a necessary step to achieving success. 

Listen in and let's start embracing failure together!