Carol Dweck’s concept of the Growth and Fixed Mindset has been circulating for a while now. It might seem overly simplistic to divide learners between just these two categories but it is really a very powerful game-changer.
She says more about her research into this concept in this TED Talk. She talks about how we as teachers and parents can help learners change their mindsets in the way we respond to their effort.
I love the way she encapsulated the two mindsets with the catchphrases “The Power of Yet” and “The Tyranny of Now”.
This infographic is helpful too.
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