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Learning from failure: why grown-ups need to play too
Thu 13 October 2016, 17:30 – 19:30 BST
Met Talks is a new lecture series for Manchester Metropolitan University alumni, hosted by leading academics from across the University. The series is designed to continue lifelong learning, create networking opportunities and reconnect alumni.
Professor Nicola Whitton from the Faculty of Education presents 'Learning from failure: why grown-ups need to play too'
About the lecture
The current generation of young adults have grown-up in an education system that more than ever focuses on test results and measurable achievement. Failure is stigmatised, yet managing failure is an essential life skill. Nicola will argue that play – for all ages – is essential for developing resilience, learning to take risks, and stimulating creativity.
17:15 - 18:00 - Networking drinks
18:00 - 19:00 - 'Learning from failure: why grown-ups need play too' lecture
19:00 - 19:30 - Q&A
If you have any questions, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org / 0161 247 2158. For more information, go to www.mmu.ac.uk/alumni/events