Interview with Andrew Horsfield | October 2023

Prof. Kapur was interviewed on Andrew Horsfield's podcast "The Messy Middle". Episode #47 - Productive Failure

The final Advisory Board Meeting of the Future Learning Initiative

October 27, 2023 The Future Learning Initiative (FLI) Advisory Board Meeting was a a big success. FLI project members provided brief reports and presentations of the various FLI projects, each presented in a 15 min. talk. Keynote speaker…

Article in «Edsurge (online) | February 16, 2023

Since the pandemic, more instructors at schools and colleges appear to have embraced “flipped learning,” the approach of asking students to watch lecture videos before class so that class time can be used for active learning. Proponents…

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 «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»  

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…

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…

Pencils down: New science is driving the country with the world’s best math students to rethink high-stakes tests

Check out this article published in Quartz (14th September 2016), where Dr. Manu Kapur shared his perspectives on high-stakes tests, as well as the education environment in Singapore.