College of Science & Engineering

Science, Mathematics, and Technology Education

Growth Mindset

Carol Dweck, psychology professor at Stanford, wrote Mindset: The New Psychology of Success in 2007 and there has been much discussion about fixed vs growth mindsets in learners since then. Dweck has written a number of follow up articles including the Perils and Promises of PraiseThere are numerous websites with mindset strategies and materials as well as Ted Talks by Carol Dweck and her colleagues.

Western Washington University hosted Rachel Beattie from the Carnegie Foundation for a keynote presentation in spring 2015 on Growing Your Students MindsetsOther resources from Beattie and her colleagues include a workshop on Productive Persistence as well as a webinar on Strategies for Building a Growth Mindset Classroom.