During the enquiry group discussion, there was a consensus agreement that growth mindset is important in both primary and secondary schools. Therefore, our enquiry was based upon this. My class, in particular, require constant encouragement and support in order to progress and achieve their learning. Carol Dweck states that pupils’ mindset “plays a key role in their motivation and achievement, and that if we change students’ mindsets, we can boost their achievement” (Dweck, 2015). My school is currently involved in the Scottish Government National Attainment Challenge and our current focus in on raising attainment through nurture as a priority. There is evidence to suggest that developing a growth mindset in the classroom can help to enhance confidence and self-esteem creating a positive, nurturing classroom environment which, in turn, has a positive effect on pupil motivation, attainment and lifelong learning.
To identify if providing immediate feedback to pupils within a numeracy setting would change their mindset, increase motivation, self-esteem and overall confidence.