Categories:

Sign up for our newsletter to become part of the conversation:

** Please enter a valid email to join our community **

Thank you for joing the Mindset Works Community! Check your email for more information.

Growth Mindset: Clearing up Some Common Confusions

Growth Mindset: Clearing up Some Common Confusions

This article was first published by KQED Mindshift on November 16, 2015

A growth mindset is the understanding that personal qualities and abilities can change. It leads people to take on challenges, persevere in the face of setbacks, and become more effective learners. As more and more people learn about the growth mindset, which was first discovered by Stanford Professor Carol Dweck, we sometimes observe some confusions about it. Recently some critiques have emerged. Of course we invite critical analysis and feedback, as it helps all of us learn and improve, but some of the recent commentary seems to point to misunderstandings of growth mindset research and practice. This article summarizes some common confusions and offers some reflections.

Continue reading
  25170 Hits
  6 Comments
Recent Comments
Eduardo Briceño
Thanks. I'm glad it helps clarify!
Friday, 18 December 2015 10:43
Eduardo Briceño
Nice example. We can learn from the feedback from editors, and it does take everyone a lot of submissions and revisions to publis... Read More
Friday, 18 December 2015 10:42
Eduardo Briceño
Hi Robert. Thanks for your reflection and question. Self-efficacy and growth mindset are very related but different. Self-effic... Read More
Friday, 18 December 2015 08:25
25170 Hits
6 Comments