The Growth Mindset for College Students is an online module that prepares students to be persistent and engaged by developing a growth mindset.
• Survey questions, short reading passages, and brief reflection exercises
• Average 30-minute completion time
• Program information packet
• Program implementation guide
• Implementation checklist
• Facilitator instructions
• Dashboard controls for tracking and reports
• Sample student handout
• Research citing evidence for growth mindset interventions
The Growth Mindset for College Students module was developed by The Project for Education Research That Scales (PERTS), a research center in the psychology department at Stanford University. PERTS has been testing the module since 2010 in randomized controls, with thousands of college students in two- and four-year institutions. Findings show a 4-percent increase in minority and first-generation college students continuing full-time enrollment (after the first semester in a four-year college), and a 5-percent increase in transfer, graduation, and continued enrollment after two years (shown in several community colleges). Collaborative partners include Carol Dweck, a Stanford professor who pioneered essential work and writings on fixed vs. growth mindsets.
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