Those who applied a growth mindset were more resilient, persisted longer at tasks, and pursued greater challenges. Source: Adam Winger/Unsplash Psychologist Carol Dweck has made waves with her research on mindset theory. Her book entitled Mindset describes the benefits of developing a growth mindset where ability is seen as malleable. This is the opposite of a fixed mindset where ability is viewed as innate and unchangeable. Recent studies have put some of her classic work into question. Dweck’s work has been taught all over the world. The message that intelligence can change with effort is a popular idea that instilled a sense of hope and motivation to keep trying. Viewing the brain as a muscle that could be strengthened with practice helped students gain control over their learning. Those who applied a growth mindset were more resilient , persisted longer at tasks, and pursued greater challenges. Or so we thought. Recently, some of the pillars of … [Read more...] about Is There Still a Case for Teaching Fixed vs. Growth Mindset?