Article in Time Online

The recent productive failure paper in the JLS got picked up by the ideas section of TIME online “Why Floundering Is Good.” The article comments on Manu Kapur and Katerine Bielaczyc’s work on the “learning paradox”. “Trying to figure out something out on your own before getting help actually produces better results than having guidance from the beginning. Call it the “learning paradox”: the more you struggle and even fail while you’re trying to master new information, the better you’re likely to recall and apply that information later.”

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