There was a interesting forum by Janice Nielsen on the topic of growth mindset.The chart showing the difference between a growth mindset and a fixed mind set was excellent.Over the years at my job,I’ve run into both types,and wish I had the Janices posting to articulate my perspectives and feelings at the time.I like to think I practice a growth mind set,but must admit that I have personally engaged in a closed mindset,[usually when I’m stressed ] and must work diligently to recognize when I’m doing this.Thanks again to Janice for making the differences so clear.
I just finished watching the video,Power of introverts by Susan Cain.It resonated with me personally,as I am more of an introvert,and she has a wonderful way of putting a spin on social ideas and perspectives in regards to how people interact.From education to work environments,being an extrovert is deemed necessary,even though,as she pointed out,there is no link between being gregarious and having good ideas.I look forward to writing my journal on this subject.
Read an interesting forum by Marni Bedrich,she introduced me to the teaching and learning practice of heutogogy,or self determined learning.I found this concept very interesting,it seemed to resonate with me at a personal level.I will look forward to further discussion on Marni’s forum
This theory has two components,”expectancy” is a persons confidence about the probability of completing an assignment,or tasks successfully,”value” come down to how much a person wants to perform an undertaking,and the value he or she puts on its completion.I think it is an important aspect of motivation to let students see the “why” of what they are learning.[this is important for myself personally].Once they know the “why“,then it will be easier for the person to see the value. As far as a students self efficacy,or anxiety towards a subject,hopefully providing a positive classroom learning community ,clear and realistic goals,and prompt feedback,would all help.For myself,examples from previous students work,and a support system where questions can be answered with out feeling judged are imperative to increasing my engagement and belief in success.