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Editor: Amy Jarmon
Texas Tech Univ. School of Law

Saturday, August 11, 2018

Can Growth Mindset Interventions Help?

Education Week posted this week about a new analysis of 10 studies dealing with growth mindset interventions for those age 7 to adulthood. The analysis suggested that teaching students how their brains change over time may help them understand that intelligence is not static but can be developed. The Canadian research noted increases in motivation, academic achievement, and brain activity. The link to the post is Education Week, and the correct link for the new study is Trends in Neuroscience and Education. The results of this Canadian research are contrary to a previous U.S. study (mentioned in the post) that found growth mindset interventions were not effective and that some earlier studies had not followed best practices: Science Daily. (Amy Jarmon)

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/academic_support/2018/08/can-growth-mindset-interventions-help.html

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