How to incorporate failure as a learning mode in education is a Wicked Problem indeed. As part of my Wicked Problem Project in CEP 812 I had the opportunity to research, discuss and think about ways to incorporate failure into education. In my Think Tank discussion there was never any doubt that failure could be a valuable learning tool. The wickedness of the problem comes from the paradigm shift that would need to occur to incorporate failure into our current learning system.
I believe that through TPACK inspired incorporation of standards based mastery learning, personalization and technology, failure can in fact be re-introduced as a powerful learning tool. Click here for the full essay on my proposal.