Tag: mindset

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Low math confidence discourages female students from pursuing STEM disciplines

This article points out how important addressing the affective component of learning is.  For too long, we’ve taken interest and self-confidence as given, particularly in higher ed. Efforts to improve math teaching and student confidence could help women persist in STEM Source: Low math confidence discourages female students from pursuing […]

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Is ‘grit’ overrated in explaining student success? Harvard researchers have a new theory. – The Washington Post

“Grit” and “10,000 hours” are embraced in education circles to explain how students can be successful, but an ongoing Harvard study is finding that there might be a different path to success for each individual student. Source: Is ‘grit’ overrated in explaining student success? Harvard researchers have a new theory. […]