25MINS / GROUP ACTIVITY
RESOURCES REQUIRED: COMPUTER ACCESS PER STUDENT (OR 1 COMPUTER AND 3 DOWNLOADED WORKSHEETS
What is a MINDSET?
Mindset is a series of self- beliefs people hold about themselves. Mindsets determine people’s behaviours, outlook and mental attitude e.g believing you are either ‘unintelligent’ or ‘intelligent’. People can have both a FIXED and a GROWTH mindset in difference situations. By knowing about the two mindsets, you can start thinking and reacting in new ways.
What is a FIXED Mindset?
A Fixed Mindset is where people believe traits such as intelligence or talent are fixed traits, set a birth. People with a fixed mindset will describe themselves as either ‘dumb’ or ‘smart’ and are less likely to say “yes” to something that challenges them.
When faced with failure or a challenge, they will tell themselves and others, ‘they can’t do it’ or will make excuses to justify why they failed. (E.g., I didn’t pass the test as I was too busy doing my homework for another subject).
A growth mindset is where people believe they can learn and develop their intelligence through dedication and hard work. People with a growth mindset see failure and setbacks as opportunities to learn and improve.
YOU can learn to develop a Growth Mindset! That’s what you’re going to do!
But before we start take the MINDSET QUIZ to find out your mindset score and how you see yourself as a learner.
It will take 10 minutes to complete the quiz and if you are working in a group of 2 or 3 you may have to wait if there is only one computer available. While you wait try out this challenge…
Fill in the blank squares with the numbers 1 through 9. But, every row, column and 3×3 region of a 9×9 grid must contain each number only once.
- How did you do?
- What mistakes did you make?
- How did this make you feel?
- Did you manage to compete some or any of this…YES (& how)/NO?
- How did solving it (or part of it) this make you feel or how did not solving this at all make you feel?
- What did you learn from this?