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Reflecting on your own learning mindset

Over the past few weeks, we’ve been taking a journey through the understanding of growth and fixed mindsets and how the mindset we have affects our teaching.

If you’re reading this blog then you’ve taken the decision to pause and reflect on your own mindset. Fantastic! Now would be great time to ask yourself the following two questions:

  • Do you generally have a fixed or growth mindset?
  • What is your usual approach to learning something new?

How do you feel after reflecting on these questions? Do you feel you lean more towards one mindset than the other?

Here’s a reminder of the difference between fixed and growth mindsets.

A Growth Mindset is where we believe that through effort and learning, our talents and intelligence and our knowledge and skills can be improved. Don’t worry if you feel you have a fixed mindset because a growth mindset is something that you can develop.

The activity below will help you consider which mindset you use most often and it will be the first step to embracing a growth mindset, which you can enhance first through our course and workshop series.

1. Look at the following learning opportunities in the column on the left in the table below.

2. You could print this table by clicking on the button below or draw it on paper.

3. Write the response in the middle column that springs to mind when you read each one. 

4. Think about why you wrote that response, and write your explanation in the column on the right.

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