It’s back to school time. Diana Laufenberg has been touting the importance of embracing failure in the learning process for some time now and I have even shared material with her on her blog ‘Living the Dream’. Her TED lecture – “How to Learn? From Mistakes” – is must-see which is summarised by her as…

“The main point is that, if we continue to look at education as if it’s about coming to school to get the information and not about experiential learning, empowering student voice and embracing failure, we’re missing the mark. And everything that everybody is talking about today isn’t possible if we keep having an educational system that does not value these qualities, because we won’t get there with a standardized test, and we won’t get there with a culture of one right answer. We know how to do this better, and it’s time to do better.”

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