What is a Growth Mindset?
Growth Mindset is a belief that a person’s abilities and intelligence can be developed through practice, perseverance, determination and motivation.
What is a Fixed Mindset?
Fixed mindset is the idea that intelligence and ability alone will lead to success. People with a fixed mindset believe that these things are fixed and cannot be developed or improved upon.
Why is Having a Growth Mindset Important?
It is believed that children with a Fixed Mindset are more likely to:
Give up on tasks they feel are too difficult
Feel threatened by the success of others
On the other hand, children who have a Growth Mindset are more likely to:
Learn from their mistakes
Be motivated to succeed
Put in more effort
Take on challenges