Growth Mindset Project
In growth vs. fixed mindset, a person with a growth mindset shall learn from their mistakes and continue to learn while a person with a fixed mindset doesn’t learn from their mistakes and easily gives up when confronted by a challenge. However the people with a fixed mindset automatically think that they can’t reach their goals and highest potential, eventually the people with the fixed mindset will stop trying. You can compare both mindsets as cars, one car(Growth Mindset) will be well prepared for a long journey and the other car (Fixed Mindset) will go on the long journey unprepared un unfilled with gas and eventually the car will break down and give up without accomplishing the journey. There are many details that support the origin of how the people adapt to a growth or fixed mindset. People with a growth mindset embrace challenges meanwhile people with a fixed mindsets avoid challenges. All of the adaptation takes place in the person's mind. If the people believe that they will succeed and think anything is possible, then they’re the type of people that will adapt to a growth mindset and reach higher levels of achievement. People with this mindset think that anyone can be anything if they have the proper motivation. Many modern psychology knows about how belief systems about your own abilities creative abilities are static givens which we cant change in any meaningful way. Teachers nowadays are trying to teach students to grow a growth mindset by having them do some online programs that teach students that all the hard work and motivation put in for school and work will pay off by developing their talents and and that anything is possible. People with growth a growth Mindset believe that intelligence can be developed. In this mindset they learn from criticism, they also find inspiration in others. In this mindset people reach higher levels of achievement. There's another mindset in which these traits are not a simply a hand you're dealt with and have to live with.
People with fixed mindset believe that after failure they can not do anything to reach or go above their goals. It’s just like a shattered mirror. Once it’s broken you believe you can’t fix it, yet there is always a way. When a person has a fixed mindset, the person gives up easily and avoid challenges. It is dangerous when a parent tells their child that they are smart because when the child struggles in school they may think that they aren’t smart after all because when the child thinks that, the child will start adapting to a fixed mindset. Also when facing a challenge, the child will become scared and less resilient when facing an obstacle. Carol Dweck a psychology professor says that culture can also an effect on your beliefs. A college physic teacher went to India where no one believed that you had to be a genius or even smart in the field of physics. Another piece of evidence is the study on the ten year old students. The fixed mindset students gave up without a try, while the growth mindset students accepted the challenge. The reason this is important is because no matter if you are a growth or fixed mindset person, this is a good article that many could learn from. Adults can help foster a growth mindset but many teachers take it the wrong way by telling the students that they could do better if they try harder. When a student with a
fixed mindset they give up because they think that they aren’t good at the subject the challenge is based off on. When a student has a growth mindset, the student believes that the brain is like a muscle that can grow stronger by accomplishing hard work.
Our visual project represents a rocket ship and a solar system. The rocketship is prepared for its journey through space. The first rocket which is ready for flight represents growth mindset while the abandoned rocketship symbolizes the fixed mindset. The planets are courses of challenges that the rocketship has to complete to go on it’s journey and beyond. The rockets destination is mars but it goes beyond mars all the way to neptune. We hope you enjoyed our visual presentation.