Common pitfalls of Growth Mindsets
- Education Week: Carol Dweck revisits the ‘Growth Mindset’ (right-click this link or hold-tap to open in a new tab; you should not need to register to access this article).
- A growth mindset isn’t just about effort: students need a repertoire of approaches, not just sheer effort, to learn and improve.
- ‘Fixed mindset’ is used as a label, and to justify poor progress: “Oh, he has a fixed mindset.”
AnalyseHaving read the article we would like to encourage you to reflect on the questions below and post your thoughts in the discussion. We would like you to share in particular the implications for you as an educator in establishing a classroom culture that motivates and supports all learners.
- Why do you think Carol states that ‘a growth mindset isn’t just about effort’ and what are the implications for educators?
- Carol discusses a ‘false growth mindset’. Why do you think it is important to be aware of this and what are the implications for educators and their students?
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