Summary: Carol Dweck's, "Mindset" Theory prioritizes the perception of the mind as capable of growth in that one 's ability is a malleable quality and therefore subject to an individual's efforts. Closely linked to our current understanding and ideas about Brain Anatomy / Development, Metacognition, and to the several Theories of Motivation Dweck's "Growth Mindset" represents a foundational aspect of our approach to teaching and helping students learn. major concepts/vocabulary
Key Terms and Definitions:
"Fixed Mindset" = Ability is static:
Gives up easily,
Sees effort as fruitless,
Ignores useful criticism, and
Threatened by others
"Growth Mindset" = Ability is developed:
Persists in obstacles,
Sees effort as necessary,
Inspired by others' success.
"fixed mindset" and "growth mindset"
“Fixed Mindset” or “Entity View” of "ability" – a characteristic that is stable or uncontrollable. It cannot change.
“Growth Mindset” “Incremental View” of "ability"-a characteristic that is unstable and controllable. By working hard, studying, and practicing knowledge can increase and ability improves.