Ability and Mathematics: the mindset revolution that is reshaping education

FORUM - ISSN 0963-8253
Volume 55 Number 1 (2013)

Ability and Mathematics: the mindset revolution that is reshaping education
JO BOALER, pages 143-152
DOI: 10.2304/forum.2013.55.1.143

Abstract

Recent scientific evidence demonstrates both the incredible potential of the brain to grow and change and the powerful impact of growth mindset messages upon students' attainment. Schooling practices, however, particularly in England, are based upon notions of fixed ability thinking which limits students' attainment and increases inequality. This article reviews evidence for brain plasticity, the importance of mindset and the ways that mindset messages may be communicated through classroom and grouping practices.

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JO BOALER (2013) Ability and Mathematics: the mindset revolution that is reshaping education, FORUM, 55(1), 143-152

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