T2P brings Growth Mindset within easy reach for parents
9 September 2020
Children need nimble mindsets to deal with the challenges of a fast changing world and the Western Cape Education Department has made resources available to parents to help instill the belief in children that they can master new skills through hard work.
The Growth Mindset pillar of the WCED’s Transform to Perform (T2P) strategy developed Growth Mindset Parenting Guides in the three official languages of the province.
The Growth Mindset Programme 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. Growth mindset, conceptualised and championed by the internationally revered psychologist, Carol Dweck, is a tried and tested strategy to inspire greater academic achievement, as well as an attempt at improving self-belief in the child holistically. The latter has implications for the child’s attitude, mindset, behaviour, motivation and indeed achievement.
Parents are encouraged to browse through this very simplified and invaluable guide in a language of their choice. A must read indeed!