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Research in Student Mindsets: implications for student engagement and retention

Location:
Learning & Teaching Centre, Southpark House, 64 Southpark Avenue, Glasgow G12 8LB
Date(s):
21 January 2009 14:00-16:00

Research in Student Mindsets: implications for student engagement and retention
Presented by Carol Craig, Emily Cutts, Quintin Cutts and Steve Draper

Abstract:
You might think that helping a student feel good will lead to improvements in their learning, and that negative feedback should be handled very carefully.  However, much research points to the reverse causal direction, where negative feedback supports learning and then good feelings.  A key concept here is Dweck’s notion of mindsets: whether the learner believes that they can improve.  There is a report on a study in this university in Computing Science that acted on this theory and achieved some success.  Studies from elsewhere have also achieved success in widely different subject areas, often with surprisingly small interventions.

For further information about the presenters please go to the Learning & Teaching Centre website at
www.gla.ac.uk/services/learningteaching/seminarsworkshopsandsymposia/seminarsworkshopsforstaff/

Or to book a place on this seminar please email Lucinda Dempsie on l.dempsie@admin.gla.ac.uk or telephone 0141 330 3370

Website:
http://www.gla.ac.uk/services/learningteaching/seminarsworkshopsandsymposia/seminarsworkshopsforstaff/
Contact Name:
Lucinda Dempsie
Contact Telephone:
0141 330 3370
Contact Email:
l.dempsie@admin.gla.ac.uk

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