DÉBAT – Fixed vs. Growth: The Two Basic Mindsets That Shape Our Lives


“If you imagine less, less will be what you undoubtedly deserve” est une citation par laquelle Maria Popova commence son article “Fixed vs. Growth: The Two Basic Mindsets That Shape Our Livesqui a été l’objet de la séance de débat de nos participants cette semaine.

Voici ce qu’a écrit Rachida sur le sujet :

The article identify two types of mindsets, the fixed mindset and the growth mindset.
It is proved that our way of thinking affects directly how our brain function.
If we are adopting a fixed mindset we tend to be limited, looking for compliments, staying in the safe side “the comfort zone”  avoiding challenging tasks, thus we prevent ourselves from developing our abilities.

On the other hand, growth mindsets seek for challenging tasks to fulfill, they make effort to stretch their development skills.
This study was based on a book named “Mindset: The New Psychology of Success” written by Dweck. In his book he gave examples to prove his theory about those type of mindsets.

In our traditional system of education teaching is based on simple tasks, lacking complicacy, mostly don’t challenge our intelligence ability, instead the given question were about what we have already studied, as a student I was glad with this kind of exams, because I don’t have to think or make an effort, I only throw what I learned by heart in the paper and I got a high marks, but actually it is not worth to be happy for because this means I used to have a  fixed mind as Dweck argued in his study experience of teaching methods, instead growth mind look for opportunities to grow and stretch their space of knowledge through new  experiences and complicated mission.

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