It’s an often mentioned chapter in our second Urban Myths book: growth mindset. Many people are surprised to read that the impact of these interventions is often very limited, to say the least. A new study by Yeager and many others, amongst who Carol Dweck, have now studied a possible explanation why mindset interventions sometimes… Read More Possible explanation why growth mindset interventions sometimes work and sometimes don’t work
There is a new Best Evidence in Brief and I picked this study as it’s a nice addition to our book: Students with growth mindsets believe their abilities are malleable through hard work, which in turn, will positively influence their school performance. A recent study by Ganimianevaluated the effects of a “growth-mindset” intervention at scale… Read More Another growth mindset study with not so good news: does growth-mindset intervention at scale work?
Originally posted on 3-Star learning experiences:
Mirjam Neelen & Paul A. Kirschner First, just to make it crystal clear, this blog is NOT about bashing Carol Dweck’s growth mindset theory. Dweck is a respected researcher and her work on motivation over the last 40 years has been very influential (e.g., Dweck & Leggett, 1988). There…
While the main focus of the media coverage on PISA 2018 will be on the rankings, two other volumes are also released today with a special spotlight on… the growth mindset by Carol Dweck. But while 15-year olds around the globe were filling in the OECD-questionnaires, 2018 turned out to be not such a great… Read More Growth Mindset and #PISA2018, a concept with some recent issues (an overview)
Originally posted on Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice:
? This appeared in Aeon, March 11, 2019 “Dr Carl Hendrick is the co-author of What Does This Look Like In The Classroom: Bridging The Gap Between Research And Practice (2017). He holds a PhD in education from King’s College and lives in Berkshire,…
I don’t think it’s a secret anymore, but Paul, Casper and myself have been working on a new Myth book. The Dutch version due to be published in February, meanwhile we are working on the English version to be published later this year. Casper did this talk on one of the chapters at ResearchED Netherlands:
It has been quite a Mindset-week as earlier this week I wrote this post on a new big well performed study. But there is more, as also this week a new double meta-analysis was published on the same intervention. Stuart Ritchie summarized the study as follows: Out today – HUGE, definitive, double meta-analysis of growth… Read More Double meta-analysis on Growth Mindset: how big are the effects really?
I have had a couple of people tweeting this study today and I can understand why: This study is a preregistered test which means that the researchers give their plans free beforehand so they can’t alter anything afterwards. The study has a huge sample (12,542), There was a field setting (65 U.S. public schools), They… Read More A preregistered test of Growth mindset produces a .03 improvement in GPA (and sets a gold standard)
I like the work of Stuart Ritchie very much. This little twitter rant he shared with the world yesterday is actually very enlightening for anyone reading research: Help me out here. Here is an n=20 fMRI study of 'Grit' & 'Growth Mindset' (from last year; just saw it last night). https://t.co/1VOPXtllfq — Stuart Ritchie (@StuartJRitchie) April… Read More A very interesting rant on a study on the brain and grit & growth mindset
Originally posted on Evidence into Practice:
One of the barriers to opportunities afforded by education is the mindset of our students. There’s a considerable body of evidence supporting the view that implicit theories of intellect can undermine or improve student motivation in school. Whether the student directs their efforts trying not to look ‘dumb’ or…