How can you instil a ‘growth mindset’ in young people at your school?
Research suggests that pupils who have a growth mindset – the belief that intelligence is malleable – try harder, persist for longer, seek out feedback and set themselves more challenging goals. This course covers the latest research on growth mindset, dispels common myths, and explores practical strategies that can be implemented in the classroom and across the whole school.
This course was developed with Bradley Busch, a registered psychologist and director of InnerDrive.
A study published in July 2019 found that the use of growth mindset didn’t make a difference to pupils’ English or maths results. There are a few possible explanations for this finding.
Schools should be “wary of using growth mindset as a standalone way of boosting attainment”, according to Kevan Collins, chief executive of the Education Endowment Foundation, which commissioned the research.
We’ll be keeping an eye out for further research that adds to the evidence base on how useful growth mindset is.
This training course is suitable for all teaching and support staff. It consists of three sessions that are roughly 90 minutes in length, and can be easily adapted to your timings and staff needs.
Session 1 - Defining growth mindset, its benefits and the role of effort (90 minutes)
Session 2 - Exploring the role of feedback, setbacks and new challenges (105 minutes)
Session 3 - Overcoming challenges in implementing interventions (90 minutes)
We've created CPD Toolkit to take the time, cost and effort out of developing your own training.
Using our training is simple:
1. Download the materials, created with subject specialists, and quality assured for your peace of mind
2. Quickly adapt the resources to meet the needs of your school
3. Deliver engaging training, with the support of comprehensive facilitator guidance
4. Evaluate the impact of your training to identify areas where staff need further support
Including literacy, good assessment, excellent teaching and skilful questioning.
Including middle leadership, budgeting, subject leadership and MAT leadership.
Including managing behaviour, anti-bullying, engaging parents and time management.