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Growth Mindset (GM)

What is Growth Mindset?

This programme, directed at learners, aims to transform the mindset of learners from a fixed mindset, which believes that one is born with certain abilities that cannot be changed, to a growth mindset, where the belief is that effort and hard work can grow one’s abilities. Conceptualised and championed by the internationally revered psychologist, Carol Dweck, for the last several decades and embraced by many leading education institutions both internationally and locally, Growth Mindset, in this instance facilitation for specifically targeted grades, hopes to yield significant improvements in learner results.


GM Print Resources

Growth Mindset Programme Implementation Manual

Groei-ingesteldheid Program Implementeringshandleiding

Identified schools for Growth Mindset 2019 - 2021

GM Poster: Learn from your mistakes

GM Poster: Your brain is like a muscle

GM Poster: The power of yet

GM Poster: Try challenging thing

GM Poster: The world of neurons

GM Colouring Book Eng | Afr | Xho

GM Armbands: Eng | Afr | Xho

GM Badges: Eng | Afr | Xho

GM Stickers

GM parent's guide: Eng | Afr | Xho

Inspirational collaboration between Paarl Girls’ High and District Champion


GM Articles

How to bring children up with a Growth Mindset: A Talk Radio 702 interview of Creative Parenting Expert, Nikki Bush

Continuing to nurture growth mindset during the pandemic

GM increases your chance of achieving success, according to science

GM mindsets are winning mindsets


GM Video Resources

Support for Matriculants

ClassDojo Videos


GM Video Guides to mediate GM concepts as presented in the ClassDojo Videos: Video 1 | Video 2 | Video 3 | Video 4 | Video 5

Ammaarah Martinus (Giving a GM Mater Class) | Article: How to foster a Growth Mindset to drive...

Top 75 Growth Mindset Movies for Children

What adults can learn from kids

Choose Positivity

GM Gallery


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