As part of the dissemination activities of the project, a training seminar was held for the teachers working in different schools in Balıkesir. 90 teachers working at primary, secondary and high school levels attended the seminar. The activities of the project and the educational resources on the website were introduced to the teachers. In addition, information on what kind of educational activities can be organized in the classrooms in order to raise students with a growth mindset was shared with the teachers.
The fourth STST was held on May 16, 17 and 18 in 2022. Growth mindset and university-industry knowledge transfer training aim to support teaching staff with skills and attitudes to foster entrepreneurial and industry-oriented attitudes toward the professional growth of students.
Participants in the program took part in a workshop where VR and 3D technologies were employed, interviews with representatives of key firms in the region, and the opportunity to learn about the university’s R&D projects.
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GM Seminar for Undergrad. Students at Balıkesir University
👩🎓👨🎓 GM seminar entitled as ” Become a Teacher with Growth Mindset” was given to the undergraduate students at the Faculty of Teacher Training, Balıkesir University, on the 10th – 11th of April, 2022. Seminar was conducted by Dr. Caner Börekci.
Some of the following topics were mentioned during the seminar :
📚 becoming familiar with GM theory;
🔎 being aware of on students’ own mindset;
👍 developing teaching methods based on GM.
Our Project on UMFST Live
GROWTHWMINDS project is implemented by UMFST “G.E. Palade ”provides a framework for the continuous training of university teachers aiming at developing a flexible way of thinking of students.
You can find out about GROWTH MINDSET, how flexible thinking can be developed and what its benefits are, as well as details about project activities in a new edition of Business Leaders.
Student Seminar in UMFST
👩🎓👨🎓Students of the Faculty of Economics and Law, from the University of Medicine, Pharmacy, Science and Technology of Targu MURES, Romania, participated on Tuesday, April 27, 2022, in the workshop “FLEXIBLE THINKING” VS. FIXED THINKING ”organized within the Erasmus + project #GROWTHMINDS, under the coordination of assoc. Prof. Dr. Daniela Ștefănescu, Vice Rector of the University, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mihaela Kardos.
The event was an opportunity for students:
📚 to become familiar with these concepts, comparing the two types of thinking;
🔎 to evaluate their own way of thinking;
👍 find out how to develop a growth mindset and benefits for their future success!”
CPD Course at Balıkesir University
Growthminds Continuous Professional Development (CPD) course was held at the Faculty of Teacher Training, Balıkesir University.
A CPD Course consisting of 40 hour F2F and 50 hour online learning activity was organised for 18 professors at the university between the 21st of February and the 4th of March, 2022.
The third STST was held on Nov 24, 25, and 26, in 2021. The teaching activity summarized all the previous activities in the project and opened the gate for transferring knowledge among partner organizations.
The event featured three keynotes with workshops:
- Barbara Hanfstingl: “Some background and news about growth mindset indicators.” The presentation focused on critical aspects that reflect a growth mindset, such as attributional style, knowledge about metacognition, or achievement orientation.
- Florian Müller: “Self-determination Theory meets Growth Mind – Growth Mind meets self-determination Theory.” The lecture introduced one of the most prominent motivation theories, the self-determination theory (SDT), and built conceptual bridges to the concept of a growth mindset.
- Gabriele Frankl: “Didactics to go, didactic to grow”. This keynote with integrated workshops provided many ideas and examples of how to foster problem-solving skills, creativity, the ability to be a lifelong learner, and self-determination, to name a few.
An important part was the group feedback session on the submitted best-practice examples. Here, small groups of participants carefully read the presented examples and gave feedback based on specific criteria which were also discussed and developed within the workshop. The aim was to give the authors feedback on their work and assess the examples’ quality and suitability for the best-practice compendium.
The second STST of the project was held between 27-29 September 2021 with 17 participants.
In the training 7 workshop has made.
“Online Pedagogy for an Effective Distance Education: Tactics and Tools”
“Application & Integration of H5P within teaching and learning”
“Creating Online Course Content Using Adobe Captivate”
” Pedagogical and Technological Competencies for Distance Teaching”
“Quality of Distance Courses, Toolkits. “
“Interactive Tool: Nearpod
“Developing learning materials based on Growth Mindset”
The second STST of the project was held between 27-29 January 2021 with 21 participants.
In the training 7 workshop has made.
“General presentation of growth mindset (GM) with examples”
“GM in higher education”
“Self-assessment of GM”
“What is a growth mindset oriented teaching?”
“Facing challenges with GM implementation”
“Individual action plan for incorporating GM practices in own teaching”
“Questions, dilemmas, reflection”