All to often we are faced with a problem which is seemingly too hard to solve. What do most of us do? Give up? Procrastinate? Avoid? We are conditioned by a system that has tuaght us to pursue the best grades at all costs and so for many the ability to set about strategising is lost.
As Carol Dweck describes it: “My work bridges developmental psychology, social psychology, and personality psychology, and examines the self-conceptions (or mindsets) people use to structure the self and guide their behavior. My research looks at the origins of these mindsets, their role in motivation and self-regulation, and their impact on achievement and interpersonal processes.”
ght not to understand something, indeed embracing the challenge is what will stimulate our minds. The freedom to ask questions and to embrace that we are not perfect and to stop comparing ourselves to others is something that many children are not exposed to in the relentless pursuit of academic achievement. 12 A*s are simply not enough!
In a talk that echoes the central arument of Sir Ken Robinson, Professor Dweck will change the way you think.