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…

Interview in the Swiss newspaper «Neue Zürcher Zeitung» NZZ

I am very skeptical about what the Pisa studies measure. The focus should be on training people to be critically thinking, inventive, mentally highly flexible and socially competent, while giving them the basic knowledge and skills of course. NZZ…

Inaugural Lecture

You are kindly invited to the Inaugural Lecture of Prof. Dr. Manu Kapur on October 2, 2017 at 17:15 h  

2017 Outstanding Article Award from Educational Psychologist

The Chair of Division 15’s Publications Committee is delighted to inform that the article “Conceptualizing Debates in Learning and Educational Research: Toward a Complex Systems Conceptual Framework of Learning” has been selected as the…

Interview (2) with Prof. Manu Kapur in BOLD - Blog on Learning and Development

Manu Kapur developed the concept of “Productive Failure”. In the second part of our interview he talks about tacit and explicit knowledge, and points out that technology will eventually be the primary means of conveying the latter, but not…

Interview (1) with Prof. Manu Kapur in BOLD - Blog on Learning and Development

Manu Kapur explains his concept of “Productive Failure”. In the first part of the interview, he also discusses why teaching should be guided by the latest research on human cognition and learning.

Diplomatic Courier interview with Prof Kapur at the Global Talent Summit 2017

Watch the Diplomatic Courier interview with Prof Kapur at the Global Talent Summit 2017, ETH Zurich

Global Talent Summit 2017 and Swiss Radio Interview

Manu was invited to speak at the Global Talent Summit 2017 in ETH Zurich, Switzerland. He was also interviewed by the Swiss Radio, Schweizer Radio und Fernsehen (SRF). The audio of the interview (in German) can be found here

Prepare students 'to fail' so they can learn, report suggests

Manu's work on Productive Failure spotlighted in an article, published in The Times Higher Education (1st December 2016).

Innovating Pedagogy 2016

The Innovating Pedagogy 2016 report features Manu's research on Productive Failure as one of ten innovations that can potentially transform education. Click here to find out more.

Even in Singapore its high figures are not sacred anymore

Dr. Manu Kapur's commentary on creativity and innovation development in Singapore's current education system was featured in a Dutch news article published in De Groene Amsterdammer (18th October 2016).