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"
Mindsets:Helping Students To Fulfill Their Potential Carol S. Dweck Stanford University
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
Mindsets MatterFixed Mindset:Intelligence is fixed
Mindsets MatterFixed Mindset:Intelligence is fixedGrowth Mindset:Intelligence can be developed
#1 Fixed Mindset:LOOK SMART AT ALL COSTS Growth Mindset: LEARN AT ALL COSTS
#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
#3IN THE FACE OF SETBACKS… Fixed Mindset: It’s about you GIVE UP, BECOME DEFENSIVEGrowth Mindset: It’s about learning SHOW RESILIENCE
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
How Are Mindsets Transmitted?Mueller & Dweck, 1998; Kamins & Dweck,1 999; Cimpian, Arce, Markman, & Dweck, 2007.
Intelligence vs. “Process” Praise• Fixed (vs. Growth) Mindset• Non-learner vs. Learner! In the face of difficulty:• Not resilient