Can a growth mindset help disadvantaged students close the gap?
Why do certain students thrive when facing adversity while others languish? In the
mindset theory, growth mindset is opposed to fixed mindset, and could explain why
some people fulfil their potential and others do not. With the COVID pandemic dragging
on, having a growth mindset may be even more critical. For students who are able to
set their own learning goals, elaborate learning strategies, and master their progress,
the disruptive experience of school closing may be enriching. For students who are
used to being led in their learning and who have little taste for steering their learning
on their own, the experience may be devastating. This PISA in Focus analyses how growth
mindset is related to the performance and well-being of 15-year-old students, and
its potential implications in terms of equity.
Published on April 08, 2021
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