Have we raised a generation of workers who can’t get through the day without an award?
This is the central message in this TED Talk called “The power of believing that you can improve.” Carol Dweck researches “growth mindset” — the idea that we can grow our brain’s capacity to learn and to solve problems. In this talk, she describes two ways to think about a problem that’s slightly too hard for you to solve. Are you not smart enough to solve it … or have you just not solved it yet? Yet, is the keyword in this TED Talk. Carol highlights the importance of praising the process. In her research, this approach leads to a growth mindset.
Carol partnered with game scientists from the University of Washington to build a math game that rewards you for efforts and process, instead of the answer. They saw more effort, strategies, engagement and more perseverance.
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TED Conferences, LLC is an American-Canadian non-profit media organization that posts international talks online for free distribution under the slogan “ideas worth spreading”. TED was founded by Richard Saul Wurman and Harry Marks in February 1984 as a tech conference, in which Mickey Schulhof gave a demo of the compact disc that was invented in October 1982.