Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science
pedagogy, growth, mindsets, research, students, academic achievement
Research demonstrates that a student’s mindset plays an important role in achievement and that mindsets are domain specific. Carol Dweck claimed that mathematics needs a mindset makeover and has shown that teachers can foster a growth mindset through their pedagogical choices. This paper shares how one university trains preservice teachers in mathematics pedagogies that are key to fostering a growth mindset. These practices include educating students on brain function, equitable access, metacognition strategies, feedback practices, the importance of productive struggle, and learning from mistakes.
Source Publication Title
Building on the Past to Prepare for the Future
Zonnefeld, V. L. (2022). Pedagogies that Foster a Growth Mindset Towards Mathematics. Building on the Past to Prepare for the Future, 580. https://doi.org/10.37626/GA9783959872188.0.109