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Workshop Name Pooling teaching tips #34 - The benefit of learning to fail
About Workshop University teachers at Otago have combined to form a First-Year Transition Network. Our broad goal is to assist students with their transition into the university environment, which for instructors includes embedding transition material into curricula. Although there are many aspects of supporting transition that we hope to discuss, this particular PTT session will focus on embracing failure as a necessary part of the learning journey. How can we foster a learning environment in which failure is seen as an opportunity to make progress, and students take risks, participate, and engage in discussions without fear of failure? Please come and share your experiences of supporting students to learn from their mistakes, whether that is giving an incorrect response during discussion, or failing an assignment or paper.

Learning Outcomes
Participants will learn more about how colleagues in other departments support student transition from school to university, and in particular how they encourage students to learn from their failures.

Please note that our seminar room is up a flight of stairs. Please let Candi Young ( know if this will cause accessibility issues for you.

Who Should Attend All those who teach in higher education at the university,
Date & Time
28/01/2020 Tuesday 01:00PM - 02:00PM
HEDC Seminar Room, Level 1, HEDC, 65/75 Union Place West, Dunedin
Facilitators Sophie Briggs
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