#PSP2012 | Carol Dweck, "The Growth Mindset: Non-Cognitive Skills & Learning"

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#PSP2012: Teaching and Learning at Home and at School
November 10th, 2012
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  • AND NEUROSCIENCE IS INDEED SHOWING HOW OUR BRAINS CAN GROW AND EVEN REORGANIZE WITH LEARNING
  • GRADES ARE A BY-PRODUCT OF LEARNING
  • THE FIXED MINDSET sabotages RESILIENCE
  • YOU CAN SEE HOW THIS WOULD LEAD TO DIFFERENCES IN MOT AND ACHIEVEMENT
  • HAVE YOU EVER PRAISED KIDS FOR THEIR INTELLIGENCE OR TALENT? THAT ’S WHAT THE SELF-ESTEEM MOVEMENT TOLD US TO DO
  • AND WE ’VE LEARNED HOW TO CHANGE STUDENTS’ MINDSET
  • EVERY TIME YOU WORK YOUR BRAIN HARD
  • EVERY TIME YOU STRETCH YOURSELF TO LEARN NEW THINGS, THE NEURONS IN YOUR BRAIN…
  • FORM NEW CONNECTIONS….
  • AND YOU GET SMARTER.
  • SKILLS ALONE ARE NOT ENOUGH; NEED A GROWTH MINDSET TO POWER THEM
  • With David Yeager and Dave Paunesku… NEED TO ARM THEM WITH A GROWTH MINDSET FOR THEM TO STICK TO THEIR LEARNING N = 288, Z = 2.87, p = .004
  • GROWTH MINSET PROGRAMS TRANSFORM THE MEANING OF EFFORT AND DIFFICULTY. INSTEAD OF FEELING DUMB, STUDENTS FEEL THEIR NEURONS GROWING NEW CONNECTIONS AND MAKING THEM SMARTER. CAN YOU FEEL THE DIFFERENCE?
  • I ’d like to end with a proposal: The more research shows us that human abilities are capable of growth, the more it becomes a basic human right for our children—ALL CHILDREN-- to be in schools that create that growth, that truly help them fulfill their potential.
  • #PSP2012 | Carol Dweck, "The Growth Mindset: Non-Cognitive Skills & Learning"

    1. 1. Mindsets:Helping Students To Fulfill Their Potential Carol S. Dweck Stanford University
    2. 2. Learner or Non-learner? “I don’t divide the world into the weakand the strong, or the successes and thefailures… I divide the world into thelearners and non-learners.” -- Benjamin Barber
    3. 3. Mindsets MatterFixed Mindset:Intelligence is fixed
    4. 4. Mindsets MatterFixed Mindset:Intelligence is fixedGrowth Mindset:Intelligence can be developed
    5. 5. Brain Plasticity
    6. 6. What do mindsets do?
    7. 7. Achievement in 7th & 8th Grade Blackwell, Dweck, & Trzesniewski (2007) growth mindsetMath Grades fixed mindset
    8. 8. How do mindsets work?
    9. 9. #1 Fixed Mindset:LOOK SMART AT ALL COSTS Growth Mindset: LEARN AT ALL COSTS
    10. 10. #2 Fixed Mindset : Effort is badIF YOU HAVE TO WORK HARD, YOU’RE NOT SMART Growth Mindset: Effort is good WORKING HARD MAKES YOU SMARTER
    11. 11. #3IN THE FACE OF SETBACKS… Fixed Mindset: It’s about you GIVE UP, BECOME DEFENSIVEGrowth Mindset: It’s about learning SHOW RESILIENCE
    12. 12. After Setback Fixed Mindset: “I’d spend less time on this subject from now on.” “I would try to cheat on the next test.” Growth Mindset: “I would work harder in this class from now on.”Blackwell, Trzesniewski and Dweck, 2007
    13. 13. How Are Mindsets Transmitted?Mueller & Dweck, 1998; Kamins & Dweck,1 999; Cimpian, Arce, Markman, & Dweck, 2007.
    14. 14. Intelligence vs. “Process” Praise• Fixed (vs. Growth) Mindset• Non-learner vs. Learner! In the face of difficulty:• Not resilient
    15. 15. Changing Mindsets Interventions
    16. 16. • Growth Mindset Group: Growth mindset + study skills• Control Group: Study skills
    17. 17. The brain is a network of cells (neurons)
    18. 18. The cells communicate through chemical messages
    19. 19. Math Grades(Blackwell, Trzesniewski, & Dweck, 2007)
    20. 20. Making it to college vs. making it through college
    21. 21. Course DropoutStudents Who Dropped Freshman Math
    22. 22. 4 Computer ModulesTeachers’ Guidewww.brainology.us
    23. 23. The Brainology approach www.brainology.us
    24. 24. Transforming the Meaning of Effort and Difficulty

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