- Dr Paul Penn
Growth Mindset: Don't believe the hype.
In the latest video on my YouTube channel, I provide what I think is a fair account of the state of the research on growth mindset.
As you'll see in the video, I'm of the view that the enthusiasm and hype that often surrounds growth mindset is not yet warranted by the evidence for its use. However, this is not to say that we should dismiss the concept entirely. Believing that you can cultivate and develop an ability (such as learning) is very helpful in getting you motivated. However, just believing that you can improve your ability to learn is insufficient; the strategies you use in approaching learning matter more.
It is looking increasingly likely that the relationship between mindset and educational attainment is complex and moderated by factors such as achievement goals and their related purposive actions.
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