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'Growth mindset' in education: Great new tool or overrated fad?

from By: Patrick Gleeson (commentary)

"Growth mindset" theory in education proposes that minds are malleable: teachers can improve students' "intelligence, ability and performance" by encouraging them to believe their learning abilities aren't fixed, but are capable of growth. The theory is popular in education circles. Firsthand teacher accounts show dramatic learning improvements attributed to growth mindset. It also has its detractors. At least one well-designed study found little evidence the theory really does work in practice. Who's right? more


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