Unit 3: Enhancing Growth Mindset Using Feedback and Assessment
In the previous unit, we explored the different characteristics of growth and fixed mindsets. We were able to compare the two and decide if a certain scenario was of someone portraying growth and fixed mindset qualities. In this current unit, we will be discussing different ways we can use feedback and assessment to enhance growth mindset attitudes and behaviors.
In this section, we will be talking about ways to assess students in a growth mindset encouraging manner. Please watch this following video below:
In the video, it discusses the effects that our feedback has on our students. It talks about the two types of feedback; summative and formative, and how each one affects a students mindset differently. It then provides different ways we can help students have a sense of where they are going and where they need to be to be successful.
According the Larson and Lockee, Feedback is "information provided to learners about the correctness of their responses to practice questions in the instruction." (Larson & Lockee, 2020). Effective feedback is supposed to be:
- Clear and meaningful
- Designed to support comprehension
- Focused on learning outcomes
- Designed to help the learner improve