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  1. Mindsets: Creating Confident and Effective Learners Center for Confidence Creating Confident Individuals September 18, 2008

  2. Paying Attention to Learning Ability-Relevant Feedback Question “Who was the Union general at the battle of Gettysburg?” Subject types response and confidence * * Correct answer or 1.5 s 1.5 s 2 s 1 s Learning-Relevant Feedback

  3. Fixed Mindset Instructions “The test you are about to take, the verbal portion of the MCAT, is a measure of your verbal intelligence and verbal reasoning ability…”

  4. Growth Mindset Instructions The test you are about to take… is not a measure of verbal ability; rather it is a measure of your current level of reading comprehension, retention, and speed. All of these can improve considerably with practice.

  5. Mindset Instructions on MCAT Problems 25.9% increase

  6. How are Mindsets Communicated? Messages We Send to Students

  7. Effects of Intelligence vs. Effort Praise • Mindset: Fixed vs. Growth • Goals: Looking smart vs. Learning After Difficult Trial: • Confidence: Low vs. High • Motivation: Low vs. High • Performance: Decreased vs. Increased

  8. Number of problems solved on Trial 1 (before failure) and Trial 3 (after failure). Number of Problems Solved

  9. Lying Students who misrepresented their scores Type of Praise Given

  10. Changing Mindsets

  11. Math Grades(Blackwell, Trzesniewski, & Dweck)

  12. Percent Identified as Increasing in Motivation

  13. Paying Attention to Learning Ability-Relevant Feedback Question “Who was the Union general at the battle of Gettysburg?” Subject types response and confidence * * Correct answer or 1.5 s 1.5 s 2 s 1 s Learning-Relevant Feedback