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Published Date:08-07-2017
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Mindset Mindset Source for selected PPT content: Centre for Confidence & Well Being, ScotlandAre people born smart?Churchill Churchill Winston Churchill Winston Churchill REPEATED a grade REPEATED a grade during elementary during elementary school. school. He was placed in the He was placed in the LOWEST division of LOWEST division of the LOWEST class. the LOWEST class.Beethoven Beethoven Beethoven’s teacher Beethoven’s teacher called him a called him a HOPELESS HOPELESS composer. composer. He wrote 5 of his He wrote 5 of his greatest greatest SYMPHONIES while SYMPHONIES while DEAF. DEAF.Tolstoy Tolstoy Leo Tolstoy dropped Leo Tolstoy dropped out of college. out of college. He was described as He was described as both “UNABLE and both “UNABLE and unwilling to LEARN." unwilling to LEARN." Role models Role models ….Einstein's teacher said that he was teacher said that he was ….Einstein's “academically subnormal.” “academically subnormal.” ….Michael Jordan's coach said that he ….Michael Jordan's coach said that he “wasn’t more talented than other people.” “wasn’t more talented than other people.” …..Walt Disney was told that he lacked …..Walt Disney was told that he lacked “creative imagination.” “creative imagination.”So… if those people weren’t always as amazing as me, what happened?The Growth The Growth Mindset: Mindset: Intelligence is a malleable Intelligence is a malleable quality to be developed quality to be developed“I don’t divide the world “I don’t divide the world into weak and strong or into weak and strong or successes and failures. I successes and failures. I divide the world into divide the world into learners and non-learners.” learners and non-learners.” Benjamin Barber Benjamin BarberTwo mindsets Two mindsets„„„„ „„„„ Mindset Mindset the research of Carol S. Dweck, Ph.D. the research of Carol S. Dweck, Ph.D. Belief about ability Belief about ability Affects decisions related to learning Affects decisions related to learning Fixed mindset – intelligence is a fixed Fixed mindset – intelligence is a fixed trait trait Growth mindset – intelligence can be Growth mindset – intelligence can be trained; the brain is a “growth organ” trained; the brain is a “growth organ”Talent is a starting point. Talent is a starting point.Challenge Time Who is this man? Alfred Binet„„ „„ Mindset Rules Mindset Rules Fixed Mindset: Fixed Mindset: –Look smart at all costs. –Look smart at all costs. Growth Mindset: Growth Mindset: –Learn, learn, learn –Learn, learn, learnDweck’s Research: th •Transition to 7 grade •Work gets harder, kids begin to struggle •Assessed whether students with identical achievement scores at the th beginning of 7 grade had fixed or growth mindsets •Fixed mindset students were focused on grades. Growth mindset students said learning was more important than getting good grades. •Math grades rose dramatically in the growth mindset group as compared to the fixed mindset group.„„ „„ Mindset Rules Mindset Rules Fixed Mindset: Fixed Mindset: –It should come naturally. If I –It should come naturally. If I have to work hard, I’m not very have to work hard, I’m not very smart. smart. Growth Mindset: Growth Mindset: –Work hard. Effort is key –Work hard. Effort is keyDweck’s Research: •Pre-Med students •Fixed mindset students thought that their ability would carry them along; if they did poorly, they lost confidence. •Growth mindset students were concerned about learning the material; if they did poorly, they worked harder. •Growth mindset students had higher final grades in organic chemistry, the most difficult course in the sequence.„„ „„ Mindset Rules Mindset Rules Fixed Mindset: Fixed Mindset: –Hide mistakes and conceal –Hide mistakes and conceal deficiencies. deficiencies. Growth Mindset: Growth Mindset: –Confront deficiencies. –Confront deficiencies. Capitalize on mistakes. Capitalize on mistakes.Dweck’s Research: th •4 grade students were tested in a lab with electrode cap to measure brain activity. •Students were asked a series of challenging questions on a computer. •After answering, they waited a second to see if they got the answer right or wrong. After another second, they learned what the correct answer was. •Fixed mindset students’ brainwaves indicated stronger attention on being right or wrong. •Growth mindset students’ brainwaves indicated stronger attention on the correct answer.„„„„ „„„„ Goals: performance Goals: performance Those with a FIXED MINDSET tend to Those with a FIXED MINDSET tend to create PERFORMANCE goals. create PERFORMANCE goals. They believe that a person’s POTENTIAL They believe that a person’s POTENTIAL can be MEASURED. They aim to receive can be MEASURED. They aim to receive validation from others. validation from others. Receiving low marks mean that they are Receiving low marks mean that they are not smart. not smart. Both success and failure cause ANXIETY. Both success and failure cause ANXIETY.
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