An important characteristic of effective schools is to include support for students to acquire the self-directed skills that enable them to manage their motivational states and reflect upon their learning processes. Despite its demonstrable effectiveness, improving capacities for self-directing learning (SDL) capacities in students has proven to be very difficult.

The program will involve participants in a professional learning program for teachers, designing and participating in a Mindset program for students, and the pairing of students and teachers in a Learning Action Plan program designed to help students reach a better understanding of themselves as learners and better define their educational goals. Questionnaires and interviews with students and teachers will be conducted prior to the start of the program as well as after its completion in order to evaluate its effectiveness.

The ASMS has invited four schools to be involved in a professional learning program aimed to support them in designing and implementing a Growth Mindset program for students designed to help students reach a better understanding of themselves as learners and better define their educational goals. Working with Flinders University School of Education, questionnaires and interviews with students and teachers will be conducted prior to the start of the program as well as after its completion in order to evaluate its effectiveness of this program.

When & Where

As negotiated at the ASMS