Ruby Hilario, Kenna Salgado, and Alyssa Chavez
Period 1-2, Language arts
September 1, 2016
Throughout Carol Dweck’s studies she found out that people develop over time. Professor Carol Dweck tries to see if students are able to challenge themselves by developing a growth mindset. Other students were not as encouraged and showed no improvement which is a fixed mindset. Usually people with fixed mindsets are people who are naturally good at it and don’t believe they need to practice. People with growth mindsets are usually people who believe that there is always room for improvement and are fueled by failure. However Carol Dweck isn’t the only professor that believes this to be true, she has many psychologists and psychiatrists that support her. Tony Fawkner’s team, The Blackburn Rovers, also did this. They figured that if Carol Dweck is able to challenge people, then she is able to do the same if they were apart of this. They helped with her studies to. Professor Dweck would often experiment on children to further prove her studies. There was this one time where one child pulled his chair up, rubbed his hands together, smacked his lips together, and said “I love a challange”. This child of course has a growth mindset.
According to the article “Fixed vs. Growth: The Two Basic Mindsets That Shape Our Lives”, fixed mindsets avoid failure and overtime are encouraged to become and think as a grown mindset. Fixed mindsets think that if they do tasks they are already good at they would show smartness and no failure. Also that when they are met with a challenge they take that failure as a bad thing. Growth mindsets think completely different as to fixed mindsets. Growth mindsets take failure different from people with fixed mindsets, they take is as a fuel. This information connects to the gate icon, overtime, since the fixed mind sets overtime don’t learn as much as growth mindsets which as them they get smarter and have a positive mind. People with fixed mindsets usually tend to not practice and have the mindset saying that they’re good at it so they don't need to practice or their bad at it and don't wanna practice because they don't bother to try. Overtime those who don’t practice aren’t as good the ones who have practice, which are the growth mindsets. As they practice they get better and better every time they do, they learn more and more. If you have a fixed mindset you can always replace it with a growth mindset but it doesn’t happen overnight. You need to try to have a positive mind and always think that you can do better. Take all those failures in life and take that as fuel. Be with people with a positive and growth mindset and it will be easier. Carol has done a lot of research on this topic. This concludes our project, there are 2 different mindsets, growth and fixed.
In our visual project we demonstrate how a Fixed Mindset overtime can become a Growth Mindset. While fixed mindsets are changing their way of thinking to Growth Mindsets, Growth Mindsets are receiving more and more information and are getting smarter by every challenge they get. The origin of the child’s thinking can change overtime with the right help.