Growth Mindset: Improving Teaching and Learning
Growth Mindset: Improving Teaching and Learning is an online course suitable for teachers of all subjects, primary and secondary. This course explores the relationship between teacher mindsets, expectations, language and student achievement.
From the ancient world through the Renaissance, and even today – artistic and intellectual ability is often viewed as an intuitive gift rather than the result of effort. To what end? Mindsets powerfully impact learning behaviour. Learners with a growth mindset work harder, embrace challenge, persist for longer and learn from criticism, whereas the fixed mindset develops undesirable learning dispositions and character traits, ultimately achieving less. Teacher mindsets result in expectations impacting student achievement. It is important that teachers understand the impact their beliefs, words and actions have on cultivating the learning disposition of students.
This course consists of five units, each with instructional videos and follow up activities. The activities are embedded within the course, but can also be downloaded from the link on this page for your personal use (ZIP file, 1.5MB). Should you wish to retain submitted responses, copy and paste to your own document.
Control your time constraints with self-paced online-on-demand learning. Access anytime, anywhere. Seamless in design, simple to navigate, quality content.
Purchase single-user access to this course via the registration link. The registration name will be displayed on the course completion certificate. Credit card details required, or schools can email for an invoice. For group discounts and site licences, please contact Michael Griffin.
Accredited for 5 hours by NESA (the NSW Education Standards Authority). Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation. Descriptors Addressed: 3.5.2
Accredited for 5 hours by TQI (the ACT Teachers Qualifications Institute). Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation. Descriptors Addressed: 1.1.2, 3.5.2, 5.2.2, 6.2.2
On completion of the course, a PDF certificate is issued and further resources made available.