In the article â€œHaving a Growth Mindset Makes it Easier to Develop New Interests,â€ Paul A. Oâ€™Keefe, Carol Dweck, and Greg Walton wanted â€œto understand why some people are more likely to reach across disciplines than others.â€
In your 300-500 word essay:
- Summarize what they learned through their research studies on fixed and growth mindset in college students. What, according to Oâ€™Keefe, Dweck, and Walton, is the value of a growth mindset?
- Next, what connections can you make between the ideas put forth in â€œNice Try is Not Enough!â€ by KJ Dellâ€™Antonia, which focuses on how to encourage growth mindset in children, and those presented in â€œHaving a Growth Mindset Makes it Easier to Develop New Interestsâ€?
- Finally, to conclude, explain how your own knowledge and experiences of teaching and learning connect to the ideas put forth in one or both of the essays.
Although there are three parts, you should write a single essay with an introduction that contains a thesis or organizational statement (the main idea of your essay),Â