October 2: Wellness Program – Growth Mindset Session for Parents

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UPDATE: Presentation Growth Mindset Session for Parents

On October 2, from 9:30 – 10:30, parents are invited to attend a workshop with the Institute of Positive Education in the MPR. The workshop is a part of the SSIS Wellness program initiative.

In the workshop, parents will learn how both the mindsets of parents and students play a very important part of the motivation and achievement of our children. 

When working with young children in school environments, findings from a researcher at Stanford University showed that the children were in one of two categories in their approach to schoolwork and learning.

One category of children had a fixed mindset and the category of children had a growth mindset. The mindset determined their behaviors and learning outcomes. 

In the workshop on October 2 parents will find out:

  • What a fixed and growth mindset are and the effect it has on behavior
  • The mindset you tend to hold about yourself and your abilities
  • The role you can play in encouraging greater learning and development in your child

More on Growth Mindset

The researcher, Carole Dweck of Stanford University, has been investigating what makes people motivated to learn and has discovered that there is a belief we hold about ourselves that can have a significant impact on our ability to learn, adapt and develop.

When working with young children in school environments she discovered that they fell into two categories in their approach to schoolwork and learning.

One group had a fixed mindset and the other a growth mindset, each resulting in very different behaviors and learning outcomes for students. The two mindsets are based on a belief about intelligence and ability to learn.

In a fixed mindset, people believe that it is not possible to change basic qualities, personality traits or intelligence. Students avoid failure at all cost, always trying to prove how smart they are. 

A growth mindset believes that you can develop and improve basic qualities, traits of personality and intelligence. Students see success as being able to face a challenge. And students are able to see failure as a necessary part of learning and developing. 

The workshop is presented by facilitators from the Institute of Positive Education.

Andrew Ford
Andrew Ford is a Trainer and Content Developer with the Institute of Positive Education. Passionate about growth and development, he draws on over twenty years of experience in youth and community organizations. He is currently studying a Masters of Applied Positive Psychology and Coaching Psychology through the University of East London.

Carla Ford
Carla Ford is a Trainer and Content Developer with the Institute of Positive Education. She has designed and developed curriculum and training programs in Australia and the UK and is passionate about creating light-bulb moments of understanding. She is a qualified teacher and adult-educator and holds a Masters in Applied Positive Psychology.


WHAT: Growth Mindset Workshop for Parents
WHEN: October 2, 9:30 – 10:30
WHERE: MPR
WHO: All Parents