Growth Mindset: A Community Forum

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At this free forum, community members can explore the concepts of growth mindset and how it can lead to success in personal and professional settings. The program is presented by the WCC Faculty Learning Community, a group of trans-disciplinary faculty and professional staff engaging in a collaborative, yearlong program to enhance teaching and learning.

Speakers will provide an overview and share how mindset has impacted their work or life. There will be time for audience interaction. Participants will be encouraged to consider applying growth mindset to their own lives.

The WCC Faculty Learning Community is studying Stanford University psychologist Carol Dweck’s concept of “mindset” in context of the WCC campus. Dweck, the author of “Mindset: The New Psychology of Success,” argues that individuals with a growth mindset embrace setbacks as a wake-up call to try harder next time compared to people with fixed mindsets who are discouraged by setbacks. Benefits of a growth mindset include innovation, creativity and resilience. WCC faculty are exploring how to apply growth mindset to the educational experience. Their work is supported by a grant from the State Board for Community and Technical Colleges.

Join us Thursday April 14th from 3-4:30pm in Heiner Theater! Refreshments Provided.

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