Developing a growth mindset has been identified as a key strategy for increasing youth achievement, motivation, and resiliency (Rattan et al. 2015). At its core, growth mindset describes the idea that one’s abilities can change through using new learning strategies and receiving appropriate mentoring (Dweck 2008). In contrast, a fixed mindset relates to the idea that ability is … [Read more...]
About Laura D. Carsten Conner
Laura D. Carsten Conner is research associate professor of science education in the Geophysical Institute and the College of Natural Science and Mathematics at the University of Alaska Fairbanks in Fairbanks, Alaska.