Cultivating a Growth Mindset in Educational Organizations
Neuroscience of learning, strategies for increasing student engagement.
Erasmus+ course summary
By helping students to develop a growth mindset, teachers make teaching - and learning - more effective. Cultivating a growth mindset is an effective strategy also for students with a fear of failure. Students with a growth mindset seek better feedback, persist for longer, cope better with transitions and develop better self-regulation. They believe they can improve their intelligence and talent. On the other hand, students with a fixed mindset believe that intelligence and talent are innate and cannot be considerably increased. Consequently, they avoid challenges, perceive hard work as a lack of talent, and see the success of others as a threat. The course Cultivating a Growth Mindset in Educational Organizations helps educators design learning tasks, assessments, and communication with students in a way to develop a growth mindset of students.
The learning material is available in: English, Basque, German, Italian, Romanian, Slovenian, Spanish, Turkish.
"Nothing is impossible. The word itself says I'M POSSIBLE!" – Audrey Hepburn
Open for registration.
With gratitude to the Erasmus+ KA2 project MindSetGo 2.0, 2020-1-SE01-KA201-078005.
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Include the growth mindset into learning tasks, assessment and communication.
A growth mindset means that students believe their intelligence and talents can be developed over time.
Training usually takes place between 9:00 am and 14:00 pm, followed by after-class activities, that are optional.
We start off with an introductory meeting, an explanation of practical arrangements and a presentation of the participants and timetable. The participants are encouraged to express their expectations, needs and wishes regarding the content of the programme and learning methods. *
We continue with the foundation of the growth mindset and presentation of Carol Dweck’s work and reflection upon participants’ mindset.
The nature of the brain and intelligence.
Mindset and motivation: setting challenges, dealing with setbacks, interpreting failures, facing criticism, and effort.
Recognising fixed and growth mindset in a classroom.
Introduction to the growth mindset language.
Labelling and process-oriented feedback.
Communicating high expectations.
Brain growth conversation.
Designing learning tasks with growth mindset principles: mistakes, deliberate practice, challenges, desirable difficulty, choice, learning goals, step-by-step, multiple exposures.
The role of the teacher in promoting different learning strategies.
Assessment and growth mindset: autonomy, competence, relatedness.
Coaching and fostering reflection in learning.
Growth mindset – a hands-on workshop for students.
Re-inventing the school culture with growth mindset principles.
Integration of knowledge on growth mindset.
Evaluation and farewell.
Documentation and certificates of attendance.
* Some changes in the programme are possible - the content of the course is always adapted to the participants previous knowledge, expectations and requirements.
The participants receive the Informational Booklet a few weeks prior to the start of the course.