A growth mindset is a learning theory developed by Stanford University’s Dr Carol Dweck. It revolves around the idea that people can improve ability and performance through effort and hard work. The opposite, a fixed mindset, refers to the belief that a person’s abilities and talents are set in stone. Years of research have shown that mindset is malleable and that if a person develops a growth mindset, they can learn more effectively and efficiently. The ideas around a growth mindset are woven into the learning experiences across the subjects at Living Faith as we build a culture that values effort, risk-taking and learning from mistakes.
Growth Mindset Week occurs across the school in the first week of the year, where students participate in learning activities designed to establish a growth mindset culture and positive relationships with their peers.
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