Growth mindset

February 10, 2016 at 9:41 am Leave a comment

“Three decades have passed since the Stanford University psychologist Carol S. Dweck and others first linked students’ motivation to the way they perceived intelligence. Students who believe intelligence or skill can be improved by effort and experimentation — what Ms. Dweck calls a “growth mindset” — seek challenges, learn from mistakes, and keep faith in themselves in the face of failure. By contrast, those who believe intelligence and skill are traits you are born with — a “fixed mindset” — can be discouraged by failure and reluctant to challenge themselves.” Source: Sparks, S.D. (2013, September 11). ‘Growth mindset’ gaining traction as Ed strategy. Education Week, 33(3).

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