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Carol Dweck researches ‘growth mindset’ — the idea that we can grow our brain’s capacity to learn and to solve problems.

In this talk, she describes why rewards for success are often counter-productive. Rather than win-lose marking, she says, it is better to rate and recognise kids’ efforts for how they approach a problem, not, whether or not they get it ‘right’.

 

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