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Challenge and learning

Mindset is a simple idea discovered by world renowned Stanford University psychologist Carol Dweck on motivation and success. Teaching a growth mindset allows children to believe that they can learn and do new things with persistence and effort.

Elements to fostering a growth mindset:

  • child designed learning involves messiness
  • learning through challenging tasks
  • working things out – The Learning Pit (Nottingham)
  • encouraging kids to have a go, doing with and not for, developing independence
  • widening children’s world
  • learning together – co-creating and supporting
  • the value of effort – time and persistence
  • making mistakes and learning from them
  • the power of YET – I cannot do this….YET