Editor’s note: A large study of UK school children has shown that those who followed a growth mindset approach to maths and literacy made no more progress in literacy and numeracy than those in the control group.
Editor’s note: I enjoyed this build on the idea of growth mindset. As L&D professionals we have a job to do to role model innovation and to create the space for others to innovate. The article includes a useful table defining the differences between fixed, growth and innovator’s mindset.
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.