Week 8. The Proactive Mind:. How do mental models shape thinking and learning?. Announcements. Sections: Wednesday 11:30-12:30 Larsen 210 Thursday 2:00-3:00 Larson G01 TF appointments: December is approaching quickly! We thank you for planning ahead. Quick recap. Pandora’s questions
How do mental models shape thinking and learning?
The Dispositional Mind
Incremental vs. entity theories of intelligence
Proactive thinking is broader than intelligence or single-loop/double-loop theories
Dealing with failure
Can we really change
What does Lucky show us about self-theories?
“Luck has nothing to do with your spots! You make your luck through thinking, planning and hard work!”
“It’s all about using your head and being ready!”
“When you got the steak from the truck it wasn’t luck, it was planning… and
you kept practicing until you were an expert… it wasn’t luck.”Lucky streak Making your own luck
Goal: Reflect upon how we personally react to challenges.
Goal: To expand upon our understanding of mental models and their implications in learning situations
Goal: To consider how to promote positive self-theories in the classroom.
proactive thinking in your
students, friends, peers…
Strive to improve your own proactive thinking