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Growth Mindset: An Online Discussion

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This is an online discussion of Carol Dweck's book 'Mindset' and how it applies to students with disability.

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Dweck’s (2017) growth mindset is the idea that intelligence is viewed as something that can be developed through persistence and good teaching rather than something that is fixed. In this discussion we will explore the idea of a 'growth mindset' and a 'fixed mindset', what this means for the way that we view students with disability; how to incorporate 'growth mindset' into our planning for students with disability and how this approach aligns with strength-based approaches and the Universal Design for Learning. We will also discuss the limitations of this model as this approach is considered by some scholars to account for systematic ableism and structural barriers to inclusion.

Dweck, Carol (2017) Mindset: Changing the Way You Think to Fulfil Your Potential Great Britain: Robinson

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Junior primary, primary teachers, secondary teachers & special educators.


Dr Leanne Longfellow is an educational consultant, academic researcher and a parent of a young adult with disabilities. She taught in a variety of special education settings over a thirty year period, provided numerous professional learning sessions for educators, presented at Australian and international educational conferences, taught education in a university context and recently completed her doctoral research in special education at UniSA in 2018.

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