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Mindsets: Creating Confident and Effective Learners. Center for Confidence Creating Confident Individuals September 18, 2008. Paying Attention to Learning. Ability-Relevant Feedback. Question Who was the Union general at the battle of Gettysburg?. Subject types - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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  • Mindsets: Creating Confident and Effective LearnersCenter for ConfidenceCreating Confident IndividualsSeptember 18, 2008

  • Question Who was the Union general at the battle of Gettysburg?*

    Subjecttypesresponse and confidence1.5 s2 s*Correctanswer1.5 sAbility-Relevant FeedbackLearning-Relevant Feedback1 sPaying Attention to Learning

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  • Fixed Mindset Instructions The test you are about to take, the verbal portion of the MCAT, is a measure of your verbal intelligence and verbal reasoning ability

  • Growth Mindset Instructions The test you are about to take is not a measure of verbal ability; rather it is a measure of your current level of reading comprehension, retention, and speed. All of these can improve considerably with practice.

  • Mindset Instructions on MCAT Problems

    25.9% increase

  • How are Mindsets Communicated?Messages We Send to Students

  • Effects of Intelligence vs. Effort PraiseMindset: Fixed vs. GrowthGoals: Looking smart vs. Learning After Difficult Trial:Confidence: Low vs. High Motivation: Low vs. HighPerformance: Decreased vs. Increased

  • Number of problems solved on Trial 1 (before failure) and Trial 3 (after failure). Number of Problems Solved

  • Lying Students who misrepresented their scoresType of Praise Given

  • Changing Mindsets

  • Math Grades(Blackwell, Trzesniewski, & Dweck)

  • Percent Identified as Increasing in Motivation

  • Question Who was the Union general at the battle of Gettysburg?*

    Subjecttypesresponse and confidence1.5 s2 s*Correctanswer1.5 sAbility-Relevant FeedbackLearning-Relevant Feedback1 sPaying Attention to Learning

    or

    ******Saw that vulnerable children were already obsessed with their ability.*Lose self-esteemCant tolerate setbacks, effort*Cant admit flaws**