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Pilot study: Growth Mindset
Read the latest pilot study on Growth Mindset, and see how research can benefit you and your school.
For further information on the latest 3 part Research course starting in March, click here.
BOOK NOW Engaging with Research & Evidence in Schools
Are you interested in Engaging with Research and Evidence in Schools?
Wellington College Teaching School is working in partnership with the UCL Institute of Education to bring you this brand new 3 part course starting in the spring term.
We feel this programme will give those who attend a greater understanding of developing and embedding an evidence-informed approach into their school practice.
For further information on the course content and booking instructions, please see the flyer attached.
Or visit our courses page on our website.
Growth Mindset and Helpfulness
Guest post by Dr. Christina Hinton, Catherine Glennon, and Abeer Alam - Harvard GSE faculty
Does a student's beliefs about intelligence impact his or her classmates' learning as well? Researchers from Harvard Graduate School of Education partnered with the Wellington Learning and Research Centre to explore the relationship between students' mindsets and their attitudes towards helping classmates. Researchers collected data from 2,627 students in year groups 7 – 13 in a diverse network of UK schools, including The Bulmershe School, St. Crispin's, and Waingels College, and Wellington College. These students took an online survey that was designed to measure their mindsets as well as their attitudes towards helping their peers.
Results reveal that students with a growth mindset are more inclined to help their classmates with academic work and beyond. There is a statistically significant positive correlation between growth mindset and helpfulness. Moreover, growth-minded students are more likely to respond that they care deeply about their peers, would go out of their way to help them, and genuinely enjoy helping others. These intriguing results suggest that if students believe intelligence can change with time and effort, they are more likely to find it worthwhile to invest time and effort in helping others improve. As one growth-minded student explained, "Helping another student contributes to improving their intelligence." With this, we see that a growth mindset not only benefits those students who have it – but also supports other students to succeed.
Key Dates & Events - Autumn 2015
The autumn term events are open for registration.
Click here to see the key dates and events for the autumn term.
Successful research bid with WCTSP & Winston Churchill School
We're delighted to have been successful in a bid for a new research project where the Wellington College Teaching School Partnership will be working closely with Winston Churchill School on digital strategy, technology and student feedback. Zoe Johnson-Walker, Head Teacher at the Winston Churchill School, said "We believe that working with the WCTSP will provide opportunities to develop our research skills as we strive to explore outstanding pedagogy and the use of technology and implement our findings in the classroom for the benefit of our students. Developing resilience, alongside the achievement of excellence, are aspects of our work which we feel can be developed by working with the partnership, as we all have a common moral purpose, to educate young people to be effective learners in the future."