THEORY: Carol Dweck, the growth mindset for children (Part 3 of 3)


As you probably know, Growth mindset is the way in which people can think about intelligence in which it is something that can be grown, rather than a fixed mindset. Research shows that people with a growth mindset have a higher desire for learning, are more resilient, more intrinsically motivated and achieve higher. Examples of this are seen when students:

  • embrace challenges
  • perform better over time
  • participate more
  • ask more questions
  • seek out challenges
  • study more
  • put in extra effort required to succeed
  • value learning the right way over the easy way
  • spend more time on difficult activities
  • try new strategies
  • seek help from other students or the teacher

What kind of mindset do you possess?

You can use the PERTS Growth Mindset assessment tool to find out.



The Growth Mindset Kit compiled by the collaboration of PERTS and Carol Dweck gives a wealth of resources for supporting teachers in the classroom promote growth mindset as well information for professional development on the subject and information for parents, in the form of mini-lessons.

Growth Mindset



For further information about growth mindset by Carol Dweck, see:




THEORY: Carol Dweck, the growth mindset for children (Part 1 of 3)

THEORY: Carol Dweck, the growth mindset for children (Part 2 of 3)


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