Growth mindset fails to increase grades or non-cognitive skills. What now?
Growth mindset is a popular classroom intervention which attempts to change children’s views towards studying and class work. The core principle is teaching students their brain has the potential to grow by exerting mental effort during challenging tasks. This will increase the pupil’s willingness to persevere with work, and will subsequently improve their grades (Dweck,…
Does grouping students by ability work?
Academic achievement in England is strongly impacted by class, with those of a higher socioeconomic status (S.E.S.) more likely to achieve than than those of a lower S.E.S. (Clifton & Cook, 2012). These gaps between students can be seen between students as early as three years old (Feinstein, 2003) and continue to widen as the…