Mindset. What Is It, And Why Should You Care?

Published on Nov 19, 2015

A visual exploration of Carol Dweck's theory of MINDSETS, and why they are important to learning.

PRESENTATION OUTLINE

MINDSET.

It'a a term coined by psychologist Carol Dweck

And has a lot to say about how we learn.

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THERE ARE TWO MINDSETS

According to Carol Dweck,
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PEOPLE WITH FIXED MINDSETS

Have beliefs about what they can do well...
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And what they can't.

THEY ARE LIKELY TO BELIEVE

That people have natural abilities, and natural weaknesses.
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And that you should stick to what you know.

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But is this a useful way to think?

THE GROWTH MINDSET.

Carol Dweck also defined a different mindset:

THE POWER OF TRYING

People with a growth mindset believe in

LEARN FROM MISTAKES

They believe that you can
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BE A BEGINNER.

They know that it's okay to
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WHICH MINDSET DO YOU HOLD?

HOW?

Yes, it is possible to change your mindset.

ONE DECISION AT A TIME.

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START WITH THIS.

Carol Dweck quotes basketball coach John Wooden:

“THE CORRECT QUESTION IS: DID I MAKE MY BEST EFFORT?”

“Did I win? Did I lose? Those are the wrong questions. ”
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AND HAVE FUN.

John Wooden quoted in
Dweck, C., (2012) Mindset, London, Random House, Kindle ed, p.206.