Students often try to avoid making errors during the learning process, but as Dr. Robert Bjork (UCLA) discusses in this video, making and correcting errors is a key component for effective learning. Watch this video to find out more!

Watch this Train Ugly video about how making mistakes is critical for learning.

Check out these videos for some great classroom exercises on learning from making mistakes, by TCH –TeachingChannel
Learning From Mistakes: A Classroom Exercise

Highlighting Mistakes: A Grading Strategy

About the Author

Dr. Robert Bjork (Ph.D., Stanford University) is Distinguished Research Professor in the Department of Psychology at UCLA. Among his many accomplishments, Dr. Bjork was a past president of the American Psychological Society (APS), served as Editor for Memory & Cognition and Psychological Review, and is a fellow of the American Academy of Art and Sciences. His research focuses on human learning and memory and on the implications of the science of learning for instruction and training.

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