Best of Higher Ed: The Importance of Failure to Learning

Jul 12, 2015

This summer, KUT is revisiting episodes of the podcast "Higher Ed." This episode was originally posted on January 11, 2015.

Each week, KUT's Jennifer Stayton talks with Dr. Ed Burger, President of Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas, about higher education, lifelong learning, and exercising the brain. This week, Ed and Jennifer talk about how important failure is to learning and success. What?! That's the opposite of just about everything we've ever been taught. But it turns out intentionally failing is actually a critical step to ultimate success.

Listen on to find out why sometimes, getting things so wrong can be so right. And, cat and dog lovers will want to puzzle over this week's math puzzler involving some furry friends.

For all of the Higher Ed episodes, you can subscribe to the podcast on itunes here!