Educating Students and Parents About Privacy and Technology Overuse

| December 6, 2017

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In education, the goal is not only to supply students with skills and knowledge, but also to foster the ability to problem-solve and take on challenges, so that students are prepared to tackle issues they face outside of school. Decades of research have demonstrated that a student’s mindset is a critical factor that impacts how comfortable and motivated they are when posed with a new or difficult problem to solve. Specifically, students who possess a growth mindset are more motivated to learn and take on more challenges compared to students with fixed mindsets (Blackwell, Trzesniewski, & Dweck, 2007). Given this research, many educators have been incorporating growth mindset strategies into their interactions with students in their classrooms for a number of years. Yet, despite the growing use of educational technology in the classroom, there has been little focus on the role of these tools in shaping a student’s approach to learning. This paper explores what it means to have a growth mindset and how supporting this perspective in students can be enhanced in the context of educational technology.

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