'Growth Mindset' To Improve Students' Future; Character Education Nears Implementation To Alter STEM? [VIDEO]By Darren Domirez, UniversityHerald Reporter
This new idea that swept throughout the academia is a brain child of Stanford University Psychology Professor Carol Dweck. Her works insist to focus on "Growth Mindset" believing that this factor could edify students will to overcome problems and develop abilities, and become scholarly active in learning.
The professor introduced true-to-life tales of students living in harsh, congested city areas who have plucked their selves in a situation without future by believing that their talents reach beyond what they already know, she said in a video TED Talk shared. This video has garnered more than 4 million views already.
Dweck's theories and Character Education, the experimental mode wherein attitude and behavior of the young pupil will be given much focus to prepare them for life instead of instilling knowledge in their heads, are expected to flourish in the academia for a time.
Meanwhile in London, debates circled around whether universities and institutions must instill qualities such as resilience and positivity into their students at "The Future of STEM Subjects in Higher Education Conference."
Character Education Supporter, Push Universities Guide Chief Executive Johnny Rich challenged institutions to do better at providing "social capital" to their students, where he emphasized that it is not only about eating with the right utensils but broader attitudes and behaviors.
Rich said that this is obviously the one area where so higher education came short, in a statement Times Higher Education shared.
Embedding this idea into the current way of teaching started showing signs of ambiguity. Academics now ask how this proposition will be embedded yet to the existing teaching methodology. University of York Emeritus Professor of Chemistry Sir John Holman, an acclaimed creator of science curricula, addressed the shared that it is easier just discuss about it than to put it in actuality.
In that case, even more fundamental question arises, if whether an 18-year-old individual's characters have become fixed or not. Rich remained optimistic by resorting to his personal belief that "people's personalities are not set in stone," the report added.
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