How do we help pupils to develop the confidence, resilience, determination and belief that they can make progress? Carol Dweck’s theory of Growth Mindset (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carol_Dweck) might provide an answer to this perennial question, and many schools are exploring, experimenting with and sometimes adopting wholesale her approaches.
Thursday 12th February saw colleagues from across Cambridgeshire and Suffolk primary and secondary schools gather at Sawston Village College (www.sawstonvc.org) for the CASSA (www.cassateaching.co.uk) R&D Teachmeet and Conference on the topic of Growth Mindset. The title of the event was “Exploring Growth Mindset”, providing an opportunity for colleagues to learn more about the theory and its potential implications for schools, teachers and pupils. (more…)