27.11.2018 • 3 minutes
A student’s mindset tells you how they deal with failure and success in a learning environment, and reflects the image they have of their own learning potential. As such, it greatly influences their motivation and the learning habits they will develop in the future.
Stanford University psychologist Carol Dweck discerns two main types of student mindset: growth and fixed. Students with a fixed mindset believe that people’s intelligence and abilities are constant, while those with a growth mindset know that these can be changed and improved. When facing a challenge, one will take the struggle as a sign of their limited capabilities, the other as a learning opportunity.
Content drawn from “_The Science of Learning — What Every Teacher Should Know_”, EdX: https://www.edx.org
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