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Teacher Agency: Educators Moving from a Fixed to a Growth Mindset

Teacher Agency:  Educators Moving from a Fixed to a Growth Mindset | :: The 4th Era :: | Scoop.it

"Educational psychology has focused on the concepts of learned helplessness and more currently growth-fixed mindsets as a way to explain how and why students give up in the classroom setting.  These ideas can also be applied to educators in this day of forced standardization, testing, scripted curriculum, and school initiatives."

Via Beth Dichter, davidconover
davidconover's curator insight, November 8, 2013 10:22 AM

This is a thought provoking article for both teachers and administrators. 

Jaimee's curator insight, March 5, 2014 10:11 AM

Teachers not just family members can be a part of a students mindset. How they think and what challenges to make can also be in response to how teachers are teaching them.  


This article explains in a way how helplessness can be a part of someone not being successful. It explains the initiative that someone must take to be successful in school.  

Xander Norris's curator insight, March 6, 2014 11:13 AM

This article is talking about how educators are moving from a fixed mindset to a growth mindset, and this has to do with the changes of the curriculum, and forced standardization. This is talking about how success is based on learning, and why some students give up on it. 

Rescooped by Jim Lerman from Technology in Education

How would you design a school: Graham Brown-Martin at TEDxEastEnd

Graham is the founder of Learning Without Frontiers (http://www.learningwithoutfrontiers.com/) a global platform for thinkers and practitioners from the educ...

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The Shift From Cohorts to Competency - Digital Learning Now

The Shift From Cohorts to Competency - Digital Learning Now | :: The 4th Era :: | Scoop.it

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, January 31, 2013 10:18 PM

What would happen if education shifted away from the cohort system that is used to one based on competency? This report looks at this issue in depth. The page that is linked to includes a full report, an executive summary, a link to the infographic (of which part is shown here), and a link to download the infographic. 

Perhaps the first question to ask is what is competency education? 

"CompetencyWorks defines competency education as a system of education, often referred to as proficiency or mastery based, in which students advance upon mastery. Competencies include explicit, measurable, transferable learning objectives that empower students. Assessment is meaningful and serves as a positive learning experience for students. Students receive timely, differentiated support tailored to their individual learning needs. Learning outcomes include the application and creation of knowledge, along with the development of important skills and dispositions."

For a quick overview check out the infographic, which discusses:

* Why Competency?
* What's Wrong with the Current System?

* 10 Design Choices

* 10 New Capabilities of a Competency-Aligned System

* What Does Competency Education Mean for Students?