When she was young, Carol Dweck was always fascinated by the way in which some children faced their challenges and mistakes head on whilst some would shy away. Carol Dweck, now a Professor of Psychology at Stanford University, discovered and identified two categories (growth mindset versus fixed mindset) that can group individuals based on their behaviour, in particular how they reacted to failure. Those with a "fixed mindset" believe that abilities are mostly innate and interpret failure as the lack of necessary basic abilities, while those with a "growth mindset" believe that they can acquire any given ability provided they invest effort or study.
Dweck argues that the growth mindset "will allow a person to live a less stressful and more successful life".
And it can be taught.
To really understand Carol Dweck’s work, join this inspirational keynote lecture! We’re delighted that Professor Dweck, along with James Nottingham will be presenting at The Mindset Conference. This event is the end of the Nordic tour 14th – 18th August 2017 and is hosted by Challenging Learning & Lin Education.
James Nottingham is one of the most talked about names in the world of school development. His first book - Challenging Learning - has been published in five languages and has received widespread critical acclaim. His follow-up book, Encouraging Learning, supports his work with parents and community groups, as well as with teachers and leaders. Currently he is writing a series of books to share the best strategies for feedback, challenge, dialogue, progress and meta cognition.
Before training to be a teacher, James worked on a pig farm, in the chemical industry, for the American Red Cross and as a teaching assistant in a school for deaf children. At university, he gained a first class honours degree in education. He then worked as a teacher and leader in primary and secondary schools in the UK before co-founding an award-winning, multi-million pound regeneration project supporting education, public and voluntary organisations across north east England.
James is well known internationally for his work on challenge, progress, Philosophy for Children and the Learning Pit.
Preliminary program 09.30 Coffee and registration 10.00 Welcome by Lin Education 10.30 Carol Dweck part 1 11.30 Lunch 12.30 James Nottingham 13.30 Carol Dweck part 2 14.00 Coffee break 14.30 Q&A - Dweck & Nottingham 15.00 Carol Dweck - final thoughts 15.30 End of conference