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The Growth Mindset Approach: A Threshold Concept in Course Redesign

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dc.contributorDiane Boyd, diane.boyd@auburn.eduen_US
dc.creatorBoyd, Diane
dc.description.abstractGrowth mindset (Dweck, 2006) is the simple but powerful belief that intelligence is not fixed, but dynamic, and can develop over time. When faculty and students embrace the idea that learning is elastic, it permanently transforms how we approach learning and, thus, is a “Threshold Concept,” a transformative and irrevocable way of thinking about something (Meyer, Land, & Cousin, 2006). This combined approach to course design workshops (growth mindset and threshold concepts) provides a lens through which educational developers can work with students and colleagues because it illuminates bottlenecks or sticking points for faculty in the course design process and helps them shift their focus away from content delivery to active, transformative learning. The author argues that the growth mindset approach is a powerful concept in learning and educational development, describes specific workshop activities that help promote a growth mindset for faculty, and contends that such an approach represents a threshold concept for them and, thus, their students.en_US
dc.publisherMiami University Libraries Center for Digital Scholarship and Miami University Middletown's Center for Teaching and Learningen_US
dc.relation.ispartofJournal on Centers for Teaching and Learningen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesISSN 2150-2404en_US
dc.subjectgrowth mindseten_US
dc.subjectcourse redesignen_US
dc.subjectactive learningen_US
dc.subjecttransformative learningen_US
dc.titleThe Growth Mindset Approach: A Threshold Concept in Course Redesignen_US
dc.type.genreJournal Article, Academic Journalen_US
dc.locationMiddletown, OHen_US

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