Carol Dweck researches “growth mindset” — the idea that we can grow our brain’s capacity to learn and to solve problems. In this talk, she describes two ways to think about a problem that’s slightly too hard for you to solve. Are you not smart enough to solve it … or have you just not solved it yet? A great introduction to this influential field.
Sincere thanks to my colleague Ian Mulcahy. Ian is currently working towards a PhD in University College Cork. His topic: “How a deeper understanding of mind, brain and education can impact teaching and learning” focuses on how the mind and brain works and how it’s study can effectively improve the learning process. Many thanks again Ian for this contribution!
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