Why Failing Is Good — And how to encourage it in higher education

There is a myth about failing

There is a myth about failing: that failing is bad. But it’s not. In fact, it can be a good thing.

The stigma of failing in Higher Education

Failing is a bad word in our society. It’s seen as negative, shameful, and something to be avoided at all costs. But failing can also be a good thing — especially in higher education!

Failing is good and it shouldn’t be seen as something to be ashamed of

Let’s get one thing straight: failing is good.

It’s time to change the culture around failing in higher education.

Let me say that one more time: It’s time to change the culture around failing in higher education.

How higher education can embrace failing

If you’re a teacher, encourage your students to embrace failure and be transparent about it. In order to do this, you’ll need to challenge the idea that failure is shameful. Encourage your students to talk about their failures, and what they can learn from them. Teach them that failing at something doesn’t make you a complete failure as a person; if anything, it makes you more human!

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