Session 04:  Professor Mitra's research and Fixed Mind-set VS Growth Mindset -Carol Dweck

Summary: You spoke in pairs about Professor Mitra's video that you read and took notes about self-directed learning. We primarily discussed rethinking education in the digital age article. 

Here is his awarded TED Talk:

Mitra, S. (2010, July). The child-driven education. [Video]. YouTube. http://www.ted.com/talks/sugata_mitra_the_child_driven_education?language=en 

1. What was interesting about Mitra's TED Talk?

2. Was there anything that was not clear? If so, what was that?

And an introduction to Growth mindsets:

Spencer, J. (2017, March 27). Growth mindset vs. a fixed mindset. [Video]. YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M1CHPnZfFmU

Homework due in class on 07/06/2020: 

1. Complete one entry or more of self-study in your Four-Skills Log. The entry should be one hour in length or longer, and please answer the questions completely: 

Which day, which practice task, and how long?  Reflections: What did you do? How long for? What did you notice? How did you feel? New speaking or listening goals?

2. Please read and take 2 to 3 pages of notes in keywords, summaries, and quotation marks as needed: 

Dweck, C. S. (2010). Mind-sets. Principal Leadership10(5), 26-29. 


3. Please research your top self-directed learning problem of the 15 tips, with half a page of notes. I hope you read the 15 tips and take notes on only the advice that you think will be good for you: 

Cobb, J. (2013, October 8). 15 ways of the successful self-directed learner. Mission to learn. http://www.missiontolearn.com/self-directed-learning-success/

PS: If you want to read ahead for Class 05 Homework, here are the links below:

Alternatives to School. (2017). Benefits of self-directed learning. Alternatives to schoolhttp://alternativestoschool.com/articles/benefits-self-directed-learning/

Association for Psychological Science. (2012, October 4). What makes self-directed learning effective? ScienceDaily