Public Workshops

Teaching Kids to Stretch

Too many students believe they don’t need to learn, or that they can’t learn.

Professor Carol Dweck contends that this is due to students developing a Fixed Mindset with regard to their capabilities. Dweck argues that learning is stunted and many social issues can arise by having a Fixed Mindset. She says in order to students to flourish, they need a Growth Mindset – a disposition that embraces challenge, seeks out feedback and values effort as the pathway to mastery.

Could a Growth Mindset be the key to unlocking our students potential, and how can teachers and schools cultivate a culture of Growth in their classrooms and schools?

In addition to this, research suggests that the teacher’s mindset has a significant impact on the students in their care. How can we address our mindset in order to challenge expectations and improve our ability to recognise potential and learning in every one of our students?

In this course, teachers will learn about the research behind Carol Dweck’s Mindset. Teachers will learn about the factors that lead to a Fixed Mindset and how schools can cultivate a Growth Mindset. Teachers will explore how their approaches to practices around programming, pedagogy and feedback all impact on the mindset of their students.

Completing Teaching Kids to Stretch will contribute 5 hours of QTC Registered PD addressing: 3.1.2, 3.3.2, 3.5.2, & 4.2.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW. 




Wednesday, 29 April 2015

8:30 AM to 3:00 PM (AEST)


Mercure Sydney
818-820 George Street
Ultimo, NSW 2007


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