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The Art of Getting it Wrong: Developing Persistence
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  • Nicole Ross, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy
  • Allison Albert, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy
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Winston Churchill once said “success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm.” Unfortunately, highly structured traditional lab activities are often confirmatory in nature and do not require or encourage students to engage authentically in the scientific process. These confirmatory labs do not provide students with the opportunity to fail, reevaluate and redesign – all necessary components in science and research. In this session, participants will explore and reflect on an open-ended activity that provides a more authentic learning environment and better reflects the nature of science.

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Nicole Ross and Allison Albert. "The Art of Getting it Wrong: Developing Persistence" (2022)
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