Manu is currently a Professor of Learning Sciences and Higher Education at ETH Zurich, Switzerland. Before this, he worked in Singapore and Hong Kong, heading learning sciences labs and initiatives. Manu is widely known mainly for his work on learning from productive failure. For more information, visit www.manukapur.com
There is now a substantive body of research that demonstrates the effectiveness of Productive Failure (PF) for learning novel concepts across STEM domains. I will start by describing what PF is, and situate the case for PF both theoretically and empirically. I will then delineate boundary conditions for how, when and why PF succeeds, ending with implications for teaching and learning.