Carol Dweck

‘We need to stop thinking of research as a magic bullet’

Growth mindset theory has come in for criticism but its originator Carol Dweck says teachers expect too much from academics – new concepts should be seen as works in progress, rather than fix-alls

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Will growth mindset become a case of another educational “magic bullet” from academia that was hailed, hyped and then devalued?

I believe not. I believe it will be something different: a case of teachers feeding back their valuable experiences (positive and negative) and researchers responding. I believe growth mindset can be the first approach to chart a different relationship between academics and teachers.

I want us to create a new paradigm based on the idea that every concept and its implementation represents a work in progress, a long-term collaboration between researchers and ...

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