Research by Developmental Psychologist Dr Carol Dweck of Stanford University points to people having one of two mindsets: Growth or Fixed. A child’s belief about intelligence is an important factor in whether they become an effective learner. We all hold beliefs about concepts such as ‘intelligence’, ‘ability’ and ‘personality’, with roughly half of us holding a ‘fixed’ mindset and the other half a ‘growth’ mindset.
We are trying to encourage our students to have a Growth Mindset instead of a Fixed Mindset. Click here to read our guide to growth mindset.