Growth Mindset Learning Philosophy
Domremy College has adopted the concept of growth mindset as the basis for our learning philosophy. According to Carol Dweck, author of Mindset: the New Psychology of Success, individuals who possess a growth mindset understand that persistence and hard work are required to improve one’s learning. Those with a growth mindset believe that their talents and abilities can be developed through effort, good teaching and persistence.
Learning about growth mindset is important for all individuals not just for students. In order to embrace learning, a community must place high expectations on learning for all members of the community. Growth mindset learners are more motivated to learn, demonstrate more effort and outperform those with a fixed mindset.
In our experience adolescent girls, particularly those who possess a fixed mindset, lack confidence and resilience and give up easily when the learning becomes more challenging. Teaching for a growth mindset can assist us to develop confident, resilient and persistent learners. It is for these reasons that Domremy College chooses to be a growth mindset school.