Opinion editorial in the 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 on 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 ‘Scientific American’, April 2019

How to Turn Failure into Success - 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…

Portrait of Prof. Manu Kapur in the School Journal of the Canton of Zurich, 2/2019

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

Interview with Prof. Manu Kapur in Times Higher Education

Interview with Manu Kapur_timeshighereducation

Column of Prof. Manu Kapur in GLOBE 4/2018 of ETH Zurich

WHY WE FAIL TO GROW. In the wisdom of generations, what you want to learn – your ambition – must exceed your current abilities, your talent.

Article in Psychoscope 5/2018

Journal of the Federation of Swiss Psychologists FSP PsychoScope Article of Manu Kapur (only in German)    

Column of Prof. Manu Kapur in GLOBE 3/2018 of ETH Zurich

WHY WE FAIL TO SEE. The implication for teaching is clear. Here the primary task is not conveying knowledge but preparing the novice to see what you want them to see. Showing what you want them to see in an engaging and clear way is important…

Interview in the Swiss newspaper «Tages Anzeiger»

Meeting Manu Kapur, learning scientist at ETH Zurich: The professor who teaches failure (only in German) TA-Manu_Kapur.23.6.2018  

Column of Prof. Manu Kapur in GLOBE 2/2018 of ETH Zurich

WHY WE FAIL TO TRANSFER. Although students learn substantial amounts of formal knowledge in their subject area, they find it difficult or are often unable to apply this knowledge in real-life situations. Why does this happen?   …

Column of Prof. Manu Kapur in GLOBE 1/2018 of ETH Zurich

ON THE OTHER SIDE OF FAILURE. Good things happen on the other side of failure. It is failure that creates what I call the 4A conditions for deep learning: Activation, Awareness, Affect, and Assembly. When designed well, failure activates the…