Can telling students about "growth mindset" help them learn?

07/16/2014 | KQED.org

Several small studies have illustrated the benefits of teaching students about the "growth mindset," but a researcher from Stanford University has conducted a large-scale, controlled study about the benefits of this strategy. The study of 1,594 students at 13 U.S. high schools showed improved grades among the 14% of students who took a 30-minute online course on the brain's malleability and how the ability to learn is like the growth of muscles with exercise.

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