Year: 2021

How to recognise students with fixed and growth mindsets?

by Maja Lebeničnik Mindsets that students have about their intellectual abilities are especially important in educational settings. Beliefs, whether their intellectual abilities are fixed and immutable (fixed mindset) or something one can further develop and change (growth mindset), impact students’ learning decisions, goals, motivation, self-confidence and subsequently their learning achievements. In certain situations, teachers are …

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Growth mindset indicators

by Barbara Hanfstingl, Samuel Hafner & Gertraud Benke The following indicators are a result of studying theories and  that are strongly associated with growth versus fixed mindset in the literature. If a teaching activity fulfils many of these indicators, it should be considered a best practice example. However, mind that rarely will it be possible to address …

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