Prof. Kapur was a keynote speaker at the «17. Hochschulevent» | November 16, 2022

Prof. Dr. Manu Kapur spoke about the «Future of Higher Education» at the 17. Hochschulevent at the Kongresshaus Zurich. Find out more about the program here.

Article in «THE Times Higher Education» | October 25, 2022

Professor Kapur and co-​authors John Hattie, Irina Grossman and Tanmay Sinha recognise that flipped learning is “here to stay” but call for administrators and professors to pay more attention to course design, rather than mode of teaching. Flipped…

Article in «EduTopia» | September 16, 2022

Interview with Prof. Kapur on reframing our notion of failure, and letting kids stumble with purpose. Find out more about the article on «If You’re Not Failing, You’re Not Learning»  

Article in «Tagesanzeiger» | September 15, 2022

Even first graders are afraid of math. It doesn't have to be that way. Prof. Manu Kapur explains why failure can be seen as an opportunity. Find out more about the article on «Why Math doesn't necessarily need to be a frightening subject…

Article in «The New York Times» | April 5, 2022

Several common educational strategies lean into the idea that, in the classroom, challenge is something to embrace. Learning the Right Way to Struggle

NPR Episode: How to learn new things! 

Prof. Manu Kapur talks about the role of Productive Failure in NPR's episode on how to learn new things! | Find out more about the article on "Learning a new skill can be hard"!
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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…