A ‘positive mindset,’ as Dweck refers to it, is exactly what it seems like: an assumption that one can grow. Throughout her journal Mindset: The New Psychology of Success, she explicates that a ‘fixed mindset’ presumes that our intelligence, character, and creative ability are fixed absolute truths that we can’t alter in any significant way, whereas a growth mindset focusses on challenge as well as sees failure as a chance.
“not quite as proof of foolishness, but as an encouraging springboard for growth but also stretching our various talents.”
Here are Simple Techniques for Developing a Growth Mindset
Exaggerate A Predetermined Mindset
Exaggerating a strong mind (even in the most funny cases) could indeed help formulate it as irrational but also, at times, absurd, even as caricatures can emphasize certain physical features.
Nobody ever learned anything worthwhile without making mistakes. Mistakes will occur, and they are a necessary part of the learning process. Inspire learners to view one‘s mistakes as one of many leaps forward into mastery. Reflecting on both failures and successes can be helpful for those who are learning about the essence of ‘doing’: we occasionally succeed or sometimes we fail, and both are fine since they got us all to where we are today.
Understand It Conceptually
Classify this when it occurs, analyze its causal factors, visualize possible consequences with or without a growth mindset, and so on. This kind of thinking can affect the students but could (and should) broaden beyond the classroom to real-world events where certain things occurred as a result of this mindset and mental approach (good or bad).