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 Stephen M. Pompea
Stephen M. Pompea is observatory scientist and head of the education and public outreach program at the National Optical Astronomy Observatory in Tucson, Arizona, and La Serena, Chile.