Class 06: Knowing Oneself & What is Education Anyway?

Summary: Today, we discussed the reading of Carol Dweck's article on growth mindsets and Cobb (2020, April 29). Some themes that came up were the person's right to pursue their happiness, be productive, and having the confidence to share skills and knowledge with others (in education, work, and life).  

Here are exciting videos related to the Dweck (2010) reading:

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

Brainology program video introduction: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pF5yB31IT5Y

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


Then we reviewed Angela Lee Duckworth's research on grit and the connection to growth mindsets:

Duckworth, A. L. (2011, July). Grit: The power of passion and perseverance[Video]. Ted Conference.


Homework due in class on 07/08/2020:

1. Option to 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 from a source that you haven't viewed or read yet.

Duckworth, A. L. (2011, July). Grit: The power of passion and perseverance[Video]. TED Conference.


Future readings if you want to work ahead:

Alternatives to School. (2017). Benefits of self-directed learning. Alternatives to School

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