Why does it matter?
Mistakes are an invaluable tool for learning. The question “In most of my classes, we learn to correct our mistakes” — which students answer on a Likert scale — provides insight into whether students have the chance to iterate on their work and thus embrace education as an ongoing process.
Jo Boaler on why mistakes matter
Stanford University Professor Jo Boaler discusses why mistakes are invaluable tools for learning, and then consider a grading strategy that recasts mistakes as opportunities. Here’s a quick explanation of how to capitalize on students’ mistakes: