The Learning Renaissance

The Acute Learning Opportunity… Otherwise Known as a Mistake

I saw an insightful poster in my library last week. It said that creativity was the determination to persevere through your mistakes by taking chances and that art was the ability to select the good work from the mistakes.

I used to encourage my students to experiment and be bold in their learning by suggesting that mistakes were not things to be avoided, but should be embraced as the opportunity to learn at a faster rate than when confronted by success.

What is true of the individual learning experience is also true of interpersonal relationships so I found this infographic particularly insightful…

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Further reading: Why We Should Embrace Mistakes in School | Greater Good Magazine

About educationalist04

I'm convinced we can, as a species, do much better than this if we set our minds to being much more positive and productive towards our fellow humans. The solution is learning - creating independent and autonomous learners who can problem solve, innovate and create a better more equitable and sustainable world. My books, Future Proof Your School and Re-Examining Success together with this blog, explore how better learning outcomes for all can be achieved.

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