A more skilled workforce can create new businesses increasing economic development.
Washington State could participate in the study of the Growth Mindset Learning Platform (GMLP), funded by the U.S. Department of Education Institute of Education Sciences by having some of the pilot schools in Washington State.
Stanford psychologist Carol S. Dweck developed the program.
Mindset Works' Growth Mindset Learning Platform (GMLP), funded by the U.S. Department of Education Instiute of Education Sciences, will be an integrated online platform to support educators and students in creating and sustaining a growth mindset culture to boost student motivation and achievement.
Research has shown that the mindsets that students hold about their intellectual ability can have a significant impact on their motivation and success in school. When students have a growth mindset, in which they believe that intelligence can be developed (for example through effort and instruction) they seek more learning goals and challenges, see effort as a positive behavior, are more resilient in the face of failure, and achieve higher academic outcomes. A number of studies have demonstrated that interventions can influence a student's mindset and enhance academic outcomes. Other research has demonstrated how educators' mindsets influence students' mindsets, and how a growth mindset in educators results in higher performance for their students. Yet, few growth mindset-focused interventions have been developed and commercialized, and no comprehensive growth mindset intervention has been developed to change school or district culture. This project seeks to build and assess a Growth Mindset Learning Platform (GMLP) composed of software, technology-based professional development, tools and an online community to instill a growth mindset culture in schools with the objective of raising academic outcomes."