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Various Articles on "Those who fail productively are all the wiser" | September 2021

"Practicing before learning theory is almost twice as efficient as being taught by an excellent teacher for a year" says Prof. Manu Kapur. He conducted a comprehensive meta-analysis along with Dr. Tanmay Sinha, in which they included 53 previously…

National University of Singapore Society (NUSS) Professorship Lecture | April 21, 2021

The Future of Learning | How do people learn? What does the science of learning say about how people learn, and the design of learning environments? Prof. Kapur will start by discussing some of the big ideas in the learning sciences.

Prof. Manu Kapur will be a keynote speaker at SALTISE Conference | June 4, 2021

The Future Learning Initiative | One thing is clear. Future advances in learning cannot be achieved by learning scientists alone. True to the original intent of the learning sciences, advances in our understandings of learning as a complex phenomenon…

Rethinking Creativity Event at the World Economic Forum 2020

"What if…?” This simple, yet powerful question evokes the kind of imagination and creativity that inspires ideas, instils courage, and transforms economies. But, what is the relationship between science and creativity? During the World Economic…

Watch the full talk of Prof. Manu Kapur at TEDx Lugano!

What is a failure? Why have we always looked down on failures and feared them? Is it actually true that failures beget failures? Can we turn failures into a designed learning mechanism to change perspective, and ultimately become more productive…

Opinion editorial in Swiss newspaper «Neue Zürcher Zeitung»

As a scientist who examines the science of learning in the context of technological advances, I am frequently asked the following: How will technology change the way we live and work? How do we prepare our students for such a future? What role…

The new ETH podcast is here!

In the ETH Pod­cast, Rec­tor Sarah Spring­man and Pro­fes­sor Manu Ka­pur are go­ing to talk about how they seek for tal­ented peo­ple and how tal­ents, learn­ing skills, and knowl­edge can merge.   Cur­rent Episode: How…

Prof. Manu Kapur will be speaking at TEDx Lugano | Sep 28, 2019

Prof. Kapur will present the latest findings in cognitive research and what it means for people that want to think deeper, change perspectives and ultimately become more productive in how they learn (or teach). Lessons from this approach will…

Article in Times Higher Education | July 15, 2019

Prof. Manu Kapur discusses how universities can craft human-​centred learning that sets them apart in today’s world. THE World Reputation Rankings 2019: nail it in the digital age

Article in Scientific American | April 2019

Research reveals strategies for staying motivated in the face of challenges: Emmanuel Manalo, a professor of educational psychology at Kyoto University in Japan and Manu Kapur, a professor of learning sciences at the Swiss Federal Institute…

Portrait of Prof. Manu Kapur in «Schulblatt des Kantons Zürich», 2/2019

Schulblatt des Kantons Zürich 2/2019 - PORTRAIT ÜBER PROF. MANU KAPUR IN DER RUBRIK «PERSÖNLICH» - «Wenn scheitern Schüler weiterbringt» (in German only) - Schulblatt des Kantons Zürich