Growth mindset is a concept developed by Carol Dweck, a Professor of Psychology at Stanford University. It is the belief that a person's abilities and intelligence can be developed through hard work, practice, dedication, and motivation.
Example of Growth vs. Fixed Mindset
What is a Fixed Mindset?
A fixed mindset is the idea that intelligence and talent alone will lead people to success. A fixed mindset are people who believe that these things are 'fixed' and cannot be developed or improved upon any further. These types of people usually believe that you are either born with it or you aren't, and nothing can change that.
Why to encourage a growth mindset
Research has shown that children with a fixed mindset are more likely to:
give up on tasks if they feel that they are too difficult
ignore feedback from peers/ teachers
feel threatened by the success of others
Children who have a growth mindset are more likely to: