Growth Mindset for Teachers and Learners
An idea that is beginning to gain a lot of favor in educational circles at the moment is the notion of fixed versus growth mindsets, and how they might relate to students and learning.
Based on the work of Stanford University psychologist, Carol Dweck, the idea of mindset is related to our understanding of where ability comes from. It has recently been seized upon by educators as a tool to explore our knowledge of student achievement, and ways that such achievement might be improved. However, it has been discovered that the notion of developing a growth mindset is as equally applicable to staff and teacher performance as it is to students.
This course begins with a brief discussion about the difference between the two mindsets, what that means for education, and concludes with some ideas for how school leaders might seek to develop a growth mindset amongst their staff.
Completing this course should take you approximately 1 day.
Upon successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
- Understand the basic ideology behind growth and development as it relates to learning and education;
- Identify basic growth mindset for teachers and learners as well as current trends;