Natalie Nezhati, Education content consultant, concludes her two part blog about the topic ‘Growth Mindset’.
The theory: a ‘fixed mindset’ is one in which intelligence is static while a ‘growth mindset’ allows for the possibility that intelligence can grow, much like a muscle, through hard work and application.
However there is a lack of evidence that Growth Mindset actually works in an educational setting. Its harshest critics dismiss the theory as feel-good pseudo-science.
The teaching of Growth Mindset in schools is controversial and increasingly criticised by some of the UK’s prominent educationalists.
To read the concluding blog, click here.