For this post, let’s assume that failure can have a positive, productive relationship with learning. Let’s explore what goes on when that potentially positive relationship is thwarted. If the possibility of failure is too awful to contemplate, using it strategically for learning is unthinkable. The strategy instead becomes one of avoiding failure at all costs.
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Failing to Learn
Failing to Learn explores the relationship between failure and learning in different fields and situations.
About the author: Karen Vaughan is a Chief Researcher at NZCER and leads the Learning at Work research programme. Being of curious mind, she is an inveterate maker of mistakes and fails regularly. She is always learning.