Friday, 16 August 2013

Adopt a growth mindset and keep learning!

In the short video below, Jo Boaler, Professor of Mathematics Education at Stanford University, talks to Udacity about brain growth, mindset and online learning:

While promoting her upcoming online maths course, Professor Boaler dwells on Carol Dweck’s research highlighting the importance of mindset:

  • Fixed mindset: basic abilities, intelligence and talents are just fixed traits
  • Growth mindset: talents and abilities can be developed through hard work and persistence

MOOCs offer an amazing opportunity not to fall into the fixed mindset trap.

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