Primary Advisor/Dissertation Chair
Secondary Advisor/Reader One
The research question addressed in this project was: How do mindset interventions affect 6th grade students' mindsets? Students in a 6th grade middle school setting were participants in a series of mindset interventions that took place over eight weeks during science class. Surveys, student work samples, and anecdotal notes demonstrated that mindset interventions increase growth mindset in 6th grade students. The research had several unexpected results which included: 1) mindset interventions increased students' knowledge about brain structure and function; 2) mindset interventions caused an increase in use of students' problem-solving strategies; 3) mindset interventions caused a decrease in concern about peers' perceptions.
Achievement, Developmentally Appropriate Practice, Motivation, Teachers/ Teaching
Uremovich, Nadine Louise, "How do Mindset Interventions Affect 6th Grade Students' Mindsets" (2015). School of Education Student Capstone Theses and Dissertations. 107.