Fixed and Growth Mindsets

Fixed and Growth Mindsets

Fixed and Growth Mindsets

This discussion post provides you space to learn more about the concepts of Growth and Fixed Mindsets and how they relate to your own experience as a student and the transitions you may encounter in your life.

This assignment relates to the following course outcomes:

Identify characteristics of successful international students
Establish social connections with cohort of international students

Tasks & Criteria:

General Information:

Due Date and Time:
Responses to discussion questions and other students’ posts should be posted to Canvas by . The sooner you post, the sooner others can respond to your post.
Review the information on Fixed and Growth Mindsets from the PowerPoint.
Watch the “Power of Belief” video: The Power of Belief – Eduardo Briceno.mp4

Length (Minimum of TWO Paragraphs) for Each Response to a Discussion Question(s): 14 Points Total:
Wrote a minimum of TWO paragraphs and responded to the following questions. (14pts)
What is one thing from the “Power of Belief” video that you would want to share with others? (3.5pts.)
What is the key “take-away” message (main point) from this video? (3.5pts.)
What are the differences in thought patterns between someone with a “Fixed Mindset” and a “Growth Mindset?” (3.5pts.)
How might these concepts assist you as a student and in your life transitions (beyond your first quarter in college)? (3.5pts.)


What are the key differences between a growth mindset and a fixed mindset?

Fixed and Growth Mindsets
Fixed and Growth Mindsets
Proper Spelling, Grammar, & Punctuation: 2 Points Total:
Used proper spelling, grammar and punctuation in both your answer AND replies. It is strongly recommended that you write your answers and responses in a Word document, proof it and then copy and paste it back into CANVAS to avoid any errors. (2pts.)
When Responding to Other Students’ Posts:

Responses to Other Students’ Posts: 4 Points Total:
Replied to TWO other students’ posts. Please be thoughtful and thorough in your responses to classmates. Five sentences is the suggested minimum for each reply, although your efforts should be spent on quality of reply, rather than quantity of words, and will be graded accordingly. Instead of just saying that you agree or disagree with someone else’s post, be detailed and intentional in your replies. Remember this is the way to connect with other students in the class. The more replies there are in the thread, the more fruitful the discussion and the richer the experience for everyone. (4pts.)
Responses to other students’ posts will be .