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Growth mindset/

Characteristics of Effective Learning

Growth Mindset

A growth mindset is the underlying belief that abilities can be developed through effort and practice. Children with a growth mindset persist in the face of challenges because they understand that effort and hard work can change ability and intelligence. A fixed mindset is the belief that intelligence is static, and cannot be changed. When children have a fixed mindset, they tend to give up easily when they encounter obstacles, because they believe that they don’t have what it takes to learn hard things.

Characteristics of Effective Learning (Reception)

They are the three characteristics that drive our teaching and signpost to us that a child is learning:

  • Playing and exploring – Children investigate and experience things, and ‘have a go’.
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  • Active learning – Children concentrate and keep on trying if they encounter difficulties, and enjoy achievements.
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  • Creating and thinking critically – Children have and develop their own ideas, make links between ideas, and develop strategies for doing things.