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The Growth Mindset

Why do some kids do better at school than others? Psychologist Carol Dweck suggests one possible answer.

The Growth Mindset. Is there such a thing as innate talent? Possibly. We’re not all capable of winning a Nobel physics prize. But according to Stanford psychologist Carol Dweck children who believe that talent is fixed do worse at school. For kids to succeed, they need what she calls ‘a growth mindset’. Her theories have had an enormous influence on education around the world.

Presented by David Edmonds

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9 minutes

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Tue 1 May 2018 17:50GMT

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  • Sat 28 Apr 2018 19:50GMT
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  • Sun 29 Apr 2018 18:50GMT
  • Tue 1 May 2018 17:50GMT