You will recall that in an earlier post we discussed the importance of learning from program “failure.” (“Fail Forward: What We Can Learn from Program Failure”)

Below are some films and other resources about the value of risk and failure in helping us to learn and improve.

“I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.”  Thomas Edison

“By understanding how and why programs don’t achieve the results they intend, we can design and execute improved programs in the future. It is important to note that psychological research has shown that individuals learn more from failure than they do from success. Our goals should be to learn from our defeats and to surmount them—especially in programs that address critical social, educational, and human service needs. Learning from the challenges that confront these kinds of programs can have a powerful impact of the success of future programming.” To learn about how we take advantage of feedback visit our Feedback & Continuous improvement page.



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