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)
- Carol Dweck's book: Mindset: The New Psychology of Success
- Articles about Dweck's work:
- If You’re Open to Growth, You Tend to Grow (New York Times)
- The Effort Effect (Stanford Magazine)
- The Power (and Peril) of Praising Your Kids (NY Magazine)
- Carol Dweck's Attitude: It's not about how smart you are (The Chronicle of Higher Education)
- The Art (and Science) of Giving Your Kids Feedback (Psychology Today)
- Videos about Dweck's work:
The Effect of Praise on MindsetsClick here to expand...
Teaching Growth MindsetsClick here to expand...
Carol Dweck Mindset InterviewClick here to expand...
- Teaching How to Learn (workshop on metacognition)