Where has the idea come from?
Growth Mindset is the idea of Professor Carol Dweck, the Lewis and Virginia Eaton Professor of Psychology at Stanford University. Dweck has conducted a lifetime's research into mindsets and established an opposition between a fixed mindset (the belief that intelligence is fixed) and a growth mindset (the belief that intelligence can grow).
You may have heard our children talking recently about how they've been developing a 'Growth Mindset' within school. Each class has been learning about the two types of mindsets that children and adults have; a 'fixed' mindset and a 'growth' mindset.
Below is an overview of the traits of each:
How you can encourage a Growth Mindset at home
It has been proven that having a Growth Mindset can improve children's progress and attainment. As a result, we are teaching our children that by having a Growth Mindset they can grow their brains and intelligence and achieve anything they want!
BLACKWELL PRIMARY SCHOOL
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Growth Mindset at Blackwell Primary School