MA Reading Education
Language, Literacy, and Sociocultural Education
College of Education
Motivation in education; Language arts (Elementary)
Elementary Education and Teaching
The purpose of this study is to determine the type of mindsets held by first graders and to determine what happens when they are exposed to ways to have a growth mindset. The goal is to see what happens when children use a growth mindset when asked to engage in challenging literacy activities. First graders were first evaluated using a mindset survey and reading levels were determined. Logic puzzles were given and timed to determine if work effort matched that of the mindset survey. Students showed a change in mindset and growth in reading abilities. Implications for future research are discussed.
Saia, Katherine, "Impact of mindset on literacy: what happens to literacy skills when a growth mindset is taught to first graders" (2017). Theses and Dissertations. 2346.