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How to Develop a Growth Mindset In Schools

Growth mindset refers to a learning theory developed by Dr. Carol Dweck. It revolves around the belief that you can improve intelligence, ability and performance. The opposite, a fixed mindset, refers to the belief that a person’s talents are set in stone . Years of research have shown that mindset is malleable. This means that by helping students to develop a growth mindset, we can help them to learn more effective and efficient.

Develop a Growth Mindset, How to Develop a Growth Mindset In Schools

ADVANTAGES OF A GROWTH MINDSET

There is a lot of peer-reviewed research on the pros of encouraging a growth mindset in students. These include:

Growth mindset coaching has been shown to be most beneficial for disengaged students

Develop a Growth Mindset, How to Develop a Growth Mindset In Schools

HOW TO DEVELOP A GROWTH MINDSET

There is no set way on to develop a growth mindset in students. Areas that may act as a good starting point include:

    • Types of Praise – praising the process, their effort and individual development over the result, Encouraging your students to ask for and act on feedback. Encouraging a sense of curiosity
    • Level of Expectation – having high, challenging but realistic expectations of their performance and communicating this to your students. This can also help to fight against Imposter Syndrome.
    • Positive Group Norms – creating a growth culture that values learning, education and development

Curated By: Bilal Ramazanoğlu

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