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Title: 
Learning from productive failure
Authors: 
Keywords: 
Productive failure
Mathematics
Problem solving
Learning
Instruction
Issue Date: 
2015
Citation: 
Manu Kapur. (2015). Learning from productive failure. Learning: Research and Practice, 1(1), 51-65. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/23735082.2015.1002195
Abstract: 
I advance a theoretically and empirically-grounded case for designing for and learning from failure, and instantiate it in a learning design called Productive Failure (PF). I describe the key mechanisms and the design principles of PF. The PF learning design comprises a generation and exploration phase followed by a consolidation and knowledge assembly phase. Findings show that the PF learning design is more effective in developing conceptual understanding and transfer than a direct instruction design. Follow-up studies are described wherein key aspects of the productive failure design were tested over multiple classroom-based studies as well as controlled experiments, and how these studies helped us interrogate and understand the criticality of key mechanisms embodied in the PF design. Implications for the learning theory and the design of instruction are discussed by situating findings in the long-standing instructivist-constructivist debate.
Description: 
This is the final draft, after peer-review, of a manuscript published in Learning: Research and Practice. The published version is available online at http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/23735082.2015.1002195
URI: 
ISSN: 
2373-5082
Other Identifiers: 
10.1080/23735082.2015.1002195
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