Free but registration required. Reception at 5pm. Talk starts 5:30pm.
NOTE: This is the 2019 SAGE-CASBS Award LectureCarol Dweck’s career has been devoted to understanding how to help people, particularly young people, fulfill their untapped potential. Her work has special resonance in today’s society, as we struggle to understand the kinds of experiences that will prepare people for life and work in the modern world. Professor Dweck’s award lecture begins with her landmark research on the fixed and growth mindsets — the belief that human abilities are carved in stone and immutable, as opposed to the belief that human abilities can be developed. She shows how the fruits of this research have been used to create programs at a national level that can elevate students’ motivation and achievement. She then moves to research on practices that teachers, parents, and employers can use to embed growth mindset in real-world settings. But is growth mindset just about individual development, or is it also about collective effort toward common goals? Exciting new research begins to speak to this issue. Dweck concludes by integrating her findings with recent research in neuroscience and the psychology of learning to sketch a new perspective on motivation and human potential.