Intro to Growth Mindset
What is Mindset?
Carol Dweck, world-renowned Stanford University psychologist, conducted decades of research on student motivation and achievement. Through her work she discovered there are two mindsets, or beliefs, that individuals hold about their intelligence, abilities, and talents that greatly impacts their motivation, achievement, and success: fixed and growth.
Why is it important?
Research shows that people holding a growth mindset reach higher levels of success than people with a fixed mindset. Teaching a growth mindset creates motivation and productivity in the worlds of business, education, and sports. It also enhances relationships and increases achievement.
We can foster a growth mindset by:
promoting, understanding, and applying the neuroscience concepts of neuroplasticity and malleable intelligence to our policies, practices, and processes
praising effort, choices, and learning strategies and techniques
viewing mistakes as opportunities to learn and grow
building a learning-oriented culture rather than a performance-oriented culture
Information retrieved from www.mindsetworks.com.