Misinterpreting the Growth Mindset: Why We’re Doing Students a Disservice by John Hattie

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Misinterpreting the Growth Mindset: Why We're Doing Students a Disservice

Growth Hattie

Today's guest blog is written by John HattieLaureate Professor and Deputy Dean of the Melbourne Graduate School of Education, as well as the Director of the Melbourne Education Research Institute at the University of Melbourne (Australia).

Too often I have had to deal with misinterpretations of my work, misappropriation of my name, and over-zealous and incorrect use of the Visible Learning research. I was trained to critique ideas, never the person, but in these internet days this is continually violated. Recently, I had the chance to meet Carol Dweck, and knew all too well that they had to deal with these same issues when it comes to their work. 

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