Tag Archives: self-determination theory

What’s Grit Got to Do with Learning?

What’s Grit Got to Do with Learning? was previously posted on the AACE Review (Rogers, 2017) Grit In terms of education, ‘grit’ is a combination of your passion for learning, perseverance at task, and purposeful activities. Volition and conation are synonyms for grit. During his AECT 2017 keynote, Thomas Reeves, professor emeritus at the University of Georgia and AACE Fellow since 2003

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Focus on the Process to Support the Growth Mindset of Students

Dweck (2009) identified students’ beliefs about learning as their mindsets. Those who underestimate their ability to learn may have a fixed mindset, while those who believe that they can learn by establishing attainable goals and applying effort to learn have a growth mindset. Students with a growth mindset want to know the right answer. They want to be corrected; their ego isn’t tied to

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