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GROWTH MINDSET ACTION RESEARCH 2016

Action research project 2016
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Laurie Johnston

on 17 June 2016

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GROWTH MINDSET ACTION RESEARCH 2016
Is intellectual ability a gift? Mr. Johnston
Can a Growth Mindset deliver demonstrable progress in classroom?
8S the test class
Questionnaire to test for mindset
Class to be trained in resilience and source analysis skills and then extended historical writing skills
Will students with a growth mindset demonstrate more progress?


Is intellectual ability a gift? Mr. Johnston
A lot of in year progress was made between TC2 and 4
but is this down to 'Growth Mindset' or taught analysis techniques and is the effect sustainable?
Plateau effect with SEN students?
Conclusion - Intellectual ability is not a gift. Anyone can get better. This is clearly demonstrated in the incremental steps made week by week by the majority of students in the class. Resilience and effort are the key qualities required allied to a determination to learn the techniques of analysis and evaluation.
Conclusion
Our projects were all loosely connected by the theme of GROWTH MINDSET
Creating the mistake tolerant classroom - MCH
Negative labels - MLT
Generation Praise hits the workforce - CB
Is intellectual ability a gift Part 1 - LJ
Is intellectual ability a gift Part 2 - DAT
Creativity/Problem solving - SC4
Generation Praise hits the workforce - Mr. Baptiste
Context - Y10 and CV's
Misuse of praise has caused 'fixed mindset'
We do not teach them to love challenge and accept mistakes
Praise dissipates feedback
Emma Adderley
Conclusions
Creating the mistake tolerant classroom - Ms. Chorfi
Negative Labels - Ms. Teyba
Learning from primary schools
STudent and teacher response to mistakes - fixed mind set
Strategy 1 - mistake of the day
Strategy 2 - Mistake stickers
Conclusions
Can a growth mind set techniques improve 6 mark question performance in science? - Mr. Toylocco
Underperformance in exams on these questions
Questions set
Taught growth mind-set techniques
Retesting
Findings
Teaching Creativity - Ms. Cowell
A shift from assessment against skills to creativity has caused uproar in Y8 art - fixed mindset response
How to help students become creative
Questionnaire
Key findings
Conclusions
Fixed mindsets gets in the way of learning and progress

A change of culture will pay dividends
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