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Growth Mindset at Blackwell Primary School
BLACKWELL PRIMARY SCHOOL
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!
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:
Remember the power of YET. I can't tie my shoelaces...YET!
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).
How you can encourage a Growth Mindset at home