What is the Growth Mindset?

Carol Dweck introduced the concept after experimenting with young children and realizing that while some of them embraced challenge and grew, others shut down in the face of difficulty.  As a teacher I encounter this everyday.  Ultimately this behavior springs from a deep held belief on intelligence and whether it is something that we are born with or whether we can develop and grow it.  You can find much more on this fascinating concept on The Growth Mindset page.  Based on Dweck’s research, I was asked to make a video explaining how I can apply the Growth mindset to my own studies in the online Masters Program I am currently pursuing.

I created a quick and friendly PowToon, which is available for viewing here.

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