Mistakes as a pathway to learning

  title={Mistakes as a pathway to learning},
  author={Melissa McCartney},
Education In STEM education, memorizing facts is out and thinking like a scientist is in. Practicing scientists often reflect upon their mistakes, a technique that traditionally does not happen in classrooms. To promote this type of reflective thinking, Brown et al. gave students in a quantum physics course identical problems on the midterm and final exam. All students were provided solutions after the midterm exam while only half of the students were given incentives to correct their mistakes…