Myths & Benefits of Mindset

Over the years we have come across a number of common misconceptions with mindset research that we would like to share in our common journey of improvement. It is so important to get this right if we are to realise the many benefits there are of adopting this attitude towards our abilities.
In the wake of the many exciting research results – educators and schools are becoming increasingly interested in promoting a growth mindset among their students. However, it is slowing becoming apparent not all educators have understood the concept fully. Dr Carol S Dweck (2016)

Mindset Traps

Growth Mindset Benefits

Recently, someone asked what keeps me up at night. It’s the fear that the mindset concepts, which grew up to counter the failed self-esteem movement, will be used to perpetuate that movement. In other words, if you want to make students feel good, even if they’re not learning, just praise their effort... The growth mindset was intended to help close achievement gaps, not hide them. It is about telling the truth about current achievement and then, together, doing something about it, helping them become smarter. Dr Carol S Dweck