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Växande och låst tankesätt förklaras. Growth Mindset. Hur vi berömmer gör skillnad. A Big Ideas video series on Growth Mindset. Education Week. Commentary By Carol Dweck For many years, I secretly worked on my research.

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I say “secretly” because, once upon a time, researchers simply published their research in professional journals—and there it stayed. However, my colleagues and I learned things we thought people needed to know. We found that students’ mindsets—how they perceive their abilities—played a key role in their motivation and achievement, and we found that if we changed students’ mindsets, we could boost their achievement.

So a few years back, I published my book Mindset: The New Psychology of Success to share these discoveries with educators. —Jori Bolton for Education Week This is wonderful, and the good word continues to spread. A growth mindset isn’t just about effort. We also need to remember that effort is a means to an end to the goal of learning and improving. Recently, someone asked what keeps me up at night. In many quarters, a growth mindset had become the right thing to have, the right way to think.

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9 Effective Questions to Help Students Develop A Growth Mindset. Carol Dweck: 'The whole idea of growth mindset is to say yes they can'. Carol Dweck is education’s guru of the moment.

Carol Dweck: 'The whole idea of growth mindset is to say yes they can'

The US academic’s “growth mindset” theory has taken schools on both sides of the Atlantic by storm. When TES met the Stanford University psychology professor at the Festival of Education at Wellington College last week, the mere mention of her name was sending teachers into shivers of excitement. But the woman herself is refreshingly modest about the success of her philosophy. “You never know how influential your idea is going to be,” she says, smiling. “It’s really gratifying that people have resonated to it.” Like all good ideas, Professor Dweck’s is essentially a simple one – it says that an individual’s learning is shaped by whether they believe their intelligence is fixed or can be changed (see panel, below right).

And it seems to have flicked a switch in thousands of teachers’ heads. A means of marginalisation? Inevitably, the backlash has begun. She is visibly saddened to hear that her work has been interpreted in this way. Egna lärarreflektioner kring statiskt och dynamiskt tankesätt efter läsningen av Dwecks Mindset. Establishing A Growth Mindset As A Teacher: 9 Affirming Statements. Establishing A Growth Mindset As A Teacher: 9 Statements Of Affirmation by Terry Heick The ability to change is among the least-appreciated professional characteristics of a teacher.

Establishing A Growth Mindset As A Teacher: 9 Affirming Statements

This is especially true as education systems react to both external pressure, and internal instinct to change into something closer to truly progressive learning environments. As I was reading through Jackie Gerstein’s Education 3.0: Altering Round Peg in Round Hole Education, several slides stood out to me (one was the focus of a post earlier this week) including the image above, which offers statements teachers can use to both affirm the need for change, and “coach” themselves into a mindset for both change, and hopefully growth. (Number 5 is probably worthy of another post entirely!) You can find Jackie on twitter here, and her (excellent) blog here. Growth Mindset and Why It Matters. Growth Mindsets: Creating Motivation and Productivity.

The key to success and achieving our goals is not necessarily persistence, hard work and focus.

Growth Mindsets: Creating Motivation and Productivity

These behaviours are the by-product of something else. What is actually critical to our success is our mindset. Mindsets are beliefs about ourselves and our most basic qualities, such as intelligence, talents and personality. We all have innate talents and skills, things that we are naturally good at or that set us apart from other people. Growth Mindset Maths - Growth Mindset Maths. Jlsu. Som en uppföljning till mitt förra blogginlägg om dynamiskt och statiskt tankesätt kommer här den s k isbergsillusionen.


Isbergsillusionen visar exempel på vad som krävs för att bli framgångsrik, men som oftast inte syns på ytan. När man ser någon som är riktigt duktig (t ex en idrottsutövare, en musiker, en jonglerare etc) ser det väldigt enkelt ut. Därför är det lätt att tro att det handlar om ”medfödd talang”. Det man dock inte ser är all den träning, den uppoffring och det hårda arbete som ligger bakom. Mindset Works®: Student Motivation through a Growth Mindset, by Carol Dweck, Ph.D. Vilket mindset har du när du möter dina elever? Why Talking About the Brain Can Empower Learners.

Knowledge about how the brain works can make a big difference when confronting difficult learning situations.

Why Talking About the Brain Can Empower Learners

If you have a growth mindset and are aware of the ability to improve oneself, a challenge can be welcome (versus those with a fixed mindset who are averse to the failures a challenge may bring). Stanford University professor of psychology Carol Dweck, who has been leading the research in this field, discusses “The power of believing that you can improve” in this TED talk. In one example, she talks about students who made vast improvements on test scores once they learned about the growth mindset: “This happened because the meaning of effort and difficulty were transformed. Before, effort and difficulty made them feel dumb, made them feel like giving up, but now, effort and difficulty, that’s when their neurons are making new connections, stronger connections.