In partnership with Academic Success, the Innovation Hub ran student-led feedback sessions to gain a deeper understanding of what it’s like to experience failure at UofT, however students define it, and how it can be supported. These were supportive, inclusive sessions where students can share what happened, how it’s hard, what students wish they had known, and more.
Integrated Learning Experience
Students engage fully in learning experiences both within and outside of the classroom.
Whole Student Development
Students receive the support they need for their holistic well-being (physical, psychological, social, and emotional).
We found students need the freedom to fail to become compassionate towards themselves.
What does freedom to fail entail? We learnt about failure from student stories—from their reconsidering narrow ideas of achievement, coming to terms with failure and its negative feelings, and feeling free to be themselves fully and more wholly, along with their failures.
The freedom to fail involved three themes:
- Challenging Narrow Measurements of Success
- The Self Struggle
- Paradigm Shifts