Editor’s note: A problem with research in the social sciences is that it does not replicate, which is why this research by Carol Dweck is important. This research sets out to test if a growth mindset intervention had a positive impact in school settings. The answer is that it did. What’s important here is why this research methodology matters.
Editor’s note: It would seem that having grit isn’t quite as important as you may have been led to believe. Interesting and useful critique of the work of Angela Duckworth.
Editor’s note: One for the students of learner engagement – where are your learners on the grit scale? Is this as an important factor in adult learners as it appears to be in students?