Manu Kapur: Catalogue data in Autumn Semester 2020

Award: The Golden Owl
Name Prof. Dr. Manu Kapur
FieldLearning Sciences and Higher Education
Address
Professur für Lernwissenschaften
ETH Zürich, RZ J 3
Clausiusstrasse 59
8092 Zürich
SWITZERLAND
Telephone+41 44 632 25 89
E-mailmanukapur@ethz.ch
URLhttp://www.manukapur.com
DepartmentHumanities, Social and Political Sciences
RelationshipFull Professor

NumberTitleECTSHoursLecturers
851-0252-04LBehavioral Studies Colloquium Information 0 credits2KD. Helbing, U. Brandes, C. Hölscher, M. Kapur, C. Stadtfeld, E. Stern
AbstractThis colloquium is about recent and ongoing research and scientific ideas in the behavioral sciences, both at the micro- and macro-levels of cognitive, behavioral and social science. It features invited presentations from internal and external researchers as well as presentations of doctoral students close to submitting their dissertation research plan.
ObjectiveParticipants are informed about recent and ongoing research in the field. Presenting doctoral students obtain feedback on their dissertation research plan.
ContentThe covers the broadly understood field of behavioral science, including theoretical as well as empirical research in Social Psychology and Research on Higher Education, Sociology, Modeling and Simulation in Sociology, Decision Theory and Behavioral Game Theory, Economics, Research on Learning and Instruction, Cognitive Psychology and Cognitive Science.
Prerequisites / NoticeDoctoral students in D-GESS can obtain 2 credits for presenting their dissertation research plan.
851-0252-12LThe Science of Learning From Failure Restricted registration - show details
Number of participants limited to 60.
2 credits2SM. Kapur, D. Trninic, E. Ziegler
AbstractWe can learn from failure. But, what does “failure” mean? And, what, how, and why do we learn from failure? This course covers research from the cognitive, educational, and learning sciences that addresses the role of failure in human learning. Students will critically examine how failure affects thinking, knowledge, creativity, problem-solving, and motivation.
ObjectiveStudents will:
- Critically read and analyze articles on research that addresses failure in learning
- Participate in in-class problem-solving activities around research in failure
- Discuss and reflect upon topics in both online and face-to-face formats
- Engage in activities through the online platform
- Complete a final paper on a subtopic related to failure in learning

By the end of the course, students should be able to:
- Demonstrate a critical understanding of the role that failure plays in learning
- Discuss how and why failure can benefit learning
- Discuss how and why failure does not facilitate learning
- Apply understanding to a related sub-topic
ContentWe learn from our mistakes, or rather, we hope that we do. Another way to say this is that we can learn from failure. But, what does “failure” mean? What, how, and why do we learn from failure? This course covers research from the cognitive, educational, and learning sciences that addresses the role of failure in human learning. Students will critically examine how failure affects development of knowledge, creativity, problem-solving, and general thinking and learning. More specifically, they will have the opportunity to question and evaluate the potential relationships between the facets around failure within individual, interactional, cultural, societal, and global contexts through seminal readings and problem-solving activities. Students from any discipline are welcome to this course to learn more about how failure can be harnessed to improve our knowledge, capabilities, innovations, teamwork, and contribute to the larger global world.
Prerequisites / NoticeThis seminar is an interactive course, thus attendance and classroom participation are required. Processing of online tasks is a requirement for obtaining credit points.

The course is held as 2 separate courses with each a maximum of 30 students: one course in German and one course in English.