Stanford professor and leading researcher Carol S. Dweck discusses mindsets and how beliefs about intelligence affect learning outcomes. According to her, there are two fundamental mindsets that a student can have about intelligence: it is fixed, or it is fluid and can increase with practice and training. These two mindsets strongly affect students’ perception of their intelligence as well as achievement. Dweck believes addressing mindsets is a central area in which educators can work to close the achievement gap.
Growth mindset is a vital piece of Inflexion’s work around the Four Keys to College and Career Readiness, and we think an important part of what makes students prepared and empowered for their own path after high school; in college, career, and life.
Author: Carol S. Dweck