The Festival of Learning 2016 has ended, it took place June 6–9, 2016. This post-secondary education event hosted more than 400 delegates, offering a variety of session formats, learning experiences, unique spaces, as well as social and networking events. Don’t miss the next Festival of Learning 2018 happening May 28-30, 2018.

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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

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Sarah Bowers

Curriculum Consultant, Langara College
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Julia Denholm

Dean, Faculty of Arts and Sciences and kalax-ay | Sunshine Coast Campus, Capilano University
Please talk to me about productive failure, curriculum development and review, program review and assessment, writing strong learning outcomes, or anything to do with academic leadership and administration.

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