Students reflect on their understanding of ‘failure’, and on the importance of mindset in learning and progressing in life. They develop an understanding that we can have both a fixed and a growth mindset in different contexts.
- Students understand that learning happens through failure, effort and hard work, and that a growth mindset is the key to this process and to making progress.
By the end of the lesson, students will be able to:
- understand that the language and self-talk we use can assist in developing and improving how we learn
- recognise that failing is a necessary part of learning
- recognise that both a fixed and a growth mindset are possible in different contexts
- understand that we can change our mindset.
Class discussion: What are mindsets? 10 min
- Hand out or provide access to the article How to challenge a fixed mindset.
- Ask students:
- What is a mindset?
- What determines our mindsets?
- How can we develop a growth mindset?
- Why is it important to think about how we think?
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