That sullen kid sitting in the back of the classroom who claims to be bored likely suffers from a “fixed mind-set” rather than ennui. And the studious kid jotting down notes and asking questions likely demonstrates a “growth mind-set” – one that will prove useful throughout life. So says psychologist Carol Dweck, whose decade of research on child behavior discovered that the best way to inspire children is to praise their process, not their intellect. getAbstract recommends Dweck’s presentation, illustrated by RSA Animate, to parents, educators and anyone who helps young minds flourish. Her revelations have implications for learning far beyond childhood and adolescence.
In this summary, you will learn
- How a “fixed mind-set” differs from a “growth mind-set” and
- How style of praise can influence mind-set.
About the Speaker
Carol Dweck is a professor of psychology at Stanford University.