Growth Mindset

Heston launched a Growth Mindset initiative in September 2015. The aim of the initiative is to improve students’ learning through the adoption of Growth Mindset principles. Over many years, research has demonstrated clearly that students with the ‘right’ attitude to learning make the greatest progress.

As the world renowned Stanford University psychologist, Doctor Carol S Dweck states: "Students who understand that intelligence isn’t fixed are more willing to tackle challenges, learn from failure and take criticism as useful feedback." 

At Heston Community School, we believe that students who adopt a Growth Mindset approach will excel at school and beyond.

The following videos contain more information about Growth Mindset.

You Can Learn Anything

Growth v Fixed Mindset

Discovering the importance of mindset 

The importance of "YET" - Carol Dweck

A Study on Praise and Mindsets

How We Learn - Synapses and Neural Pathways



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