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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…