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Tag Archives: Growth mindset
The science of learning
Here’s a really clear, short and applicable summary of the key areas of cognitive science which can be applied to the classroom: The Science of Learning The summary looks at six questions about learning, giving a quick summary of the science … Continue reading
Posted in Psychology for teachers Tagged Growth mindset, Psychology, researchED, Willingham 7 Comments
Growth mindset: What interventions might work and what probably won’t?
Whether discussed under the guise of ‘resilience’, ‘grit’ or ‘character’, there appears to be a great appetite for psychologically manipulating pupils’ personalities or their attributions about school. One concept which has particularly captured the imagination of teachers and school leaders … Continue reading
Posted in Psychology for teachers Tagged Coe, Growth mindset, Psychology, Yeager 19 Comments
Growth mindset: It’s not magic
One of the barriers to opportunities afforded by education is the mindset of our students. There’s a considerable body of evidence supporting the view that implicit theories of intellect can undermine or improve student motivation in school. Whether the student … Continue reading
Posted in Psychology for teachers Tagged Dweck, Growth mindset, Yeager 15 Comments
Everyone starts with an ‘A’: Is fear a better motivator than aspiration?
A recent study by the RSA (Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce) argues that teachers should consider giving all students an ‘A’ grade at the start of the year on the basis that there is a … Continue reading
Posted in Psychology for teachers Tagged Bad education, Engagement and motivation, Evidence, Growth mindset, Psychology, Willingham 3 Comments
Can reading make you smarter?
Here’s a short article from the Guardian which quite nicely summarises the difference between crystallised and fluid intelligence – and briefly reviews some of the evidence supporting the idea that intelligence can increase as a result of education. Guardian: Can … Continue reading
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TED talk on how mindset affects success; explaining Carol Dweck’s research into the benefits of a ‘growth mindset’. The Power of Belief – Mindset and Success: Eduardo Briceno at TED The Evidence Based Teachers Network suggests that “While the evidence … Continue reading
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