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Psychologist Carol Dweck’s work on “growth mindsets” suggests that the way we understand our abilities has a profound effect on how well we learn.

Jenny Michael (Faculty Evaluation & Coaching) led this discussion of Dweck’s ideas and how we might apply her insights to helping our students better understand their potential as learners.

(Workshop date: Summer 2012)


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  • Videos about Dweck's work:
    • The Effect of Praise on Mindsets

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    • Teaching Growth Mindsets 

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    • Carol Dweck Mindset Interview

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