Early Childhood

New evidence that students’ beliefs about their brains drive learning

November 15, 2017 | Emily Taylor

Growth mindset, the belief that intelligence and talent can change, has been established by research as an important factor in student success. A new research report published this month by the Brookings Institute, looked into this further with data from five school districts in California that measure growth mindset for students in 3rd to 8th grade. The researchers found that
“traditionally under-served students… are less likely to hold a growth mindset”. The results also show that students from all groups with a growth mindset learned more in a year than similar students without a growth mindset.

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