Productive Struggle

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Produtive Struggle is a term derived from mathematical sciences and means a “process of effortful learning that develops grit and creative problem solving”. To better understand it, imagine students who have to a problem to solve. They do not know the answer right away, but educators do not want them to stop at that point and finish their attempts. It is about encouraging students to use their prior knowledge, to create new concepts based on given data, and to try different approaches to find solutions. It is also about assigning students more and more challenging tasks, so they can “stretch their brains.”

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