Our group was interested in monitoring immediate feedback in the classroom in relation to increased motivation and therefore Growth Mindset. Growth Mindset is something I feel benefits all pupils, particularly in the senior phase when exam preparation is occurring. I believe if a positive Growth Mindset is established early within the curriculum, such as with the S1 class I have conducted this enquiry with, then pupils will benefit in the future from this. I was interested in monitoring the effects of feedback in the classroom and wanted to know how the students felt about receiving feedback. I wondered if there was a preferred method of feedback by pupils, such as verbal and written and how this would affect students in relation to their Growth Mindset. I undertook this research due to the links in the curriculum of supporting the child as a whole and understanding my responsibilities within the teaching community as part of the curriculum and standards for full registration. As Dweck, 2006 (www.goodreads.com) states: “In the fixed mindset, everything is about the outcome. If you fail – or if you’re not the best – it’s all been wasted. The growth mindset allows people to value what they’re doing regardless of the outcome.”
The aim of this enquiry is to assess the effects of immediate feedback in the classroom in relation to Growth Mindset.