Learning Is Lifelong Process And The View You Adopt For Yourself

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Learning is lifelong process and ‘the view you adopt for yourself profoundly affects the way you lead your life…how you perceive yourself may determine whether you become the person you want to be and whether you accomplish the things you value.’ (Dweck, 2012, p. 6) In this essay, I shall explore the concept of mindsets and how it may support and underpin the notion of learning power for learners in formal educational settings such as primary and secondary schools. It is will also consider the strengths; the implications and recommendations for practice to engage learners to learn as well as to better understand how they learn.
Hymer and Gershon (2014, p. 8) describes the concept of mindset as ‘a simple belief about yourself and your fundamental qualities such as ability, faith (or lack of it), personality or talents.’ It is suggested this self- perception of belief or mindset and the fundamental qualities suggested may affect learners’ ability to engage with learning effectively. As discussed by Dweck (2012, p.16 -17) ‘mindsets are just beliefs’ however, for some learners they are ‘powerful beliefs’, which may lead to miss opportunities to expand or extend learning.
Dweck’s (2012, p. 15) defines of mindset as ‘two meanings to [understanding your] ability [to learn] … a fixed ability [towards learning] needs to be proven, and a changeable ability that can be developed through learning.’ There are two perceptions to the mindset theory, which can be described as the…

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