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Thursday, June 9 • 10:50am - 11:20am
Fail Better: Teaching Students How to Fail to Succeed (10:50 - 11:20) FULL

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Open Session Limited to 20 Participants (First-Come, First-In)

As Halpern and Hakel pointed out back in 2002: “It is sadly true that most of the way we teach and learn is uninformed by laboratory findings in human cognition” (p. 1). Research, especially over the past twenty years, has taught us a lot about how people learn and about how we can improve our students’ learning by adopting practices that apply the principles of the science of learning. In this session, we’ll look at the role failure plays in learning and how we can build desirable difficulties into our class activities to help students engage brain processes that support long-term retention. Participants will have the opportunity to explores ways to practically apply the principles in their teaching and learning.

Sarah Bowers, Chair, Educational Technology and Curriculum Consultant Teaching and Curriculum Development Centre, Langara College
Julia Denholm, Dean Faculty of Arts and Sciences and Sunshine Coast, Capilano University


Sarah Bowers

Chair, Educational Technology, Langara College
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Julia Denholm

Dean, Faculty of Arts and Sciences and Sunshine Coast Campus, Capilano University

Thursday June 9, 2016 10:50am - 11:20am
Venezia Conference Room (Second Floor)

Attendees (20)

Waitlist (5)