Capstone Project Title
The Impact of Feedback on Learning and Mindset for Female Students in Mathematics Using Comments to Improve Mindset and Learning in Math: A Professional Development Workshop
Jennifer Hanzak, Mary Lambrect, and Dawn White
Research shows that the type of feedback given on math assessments can impact the learning and mindset of students. This is especially important for girls since fewer girls study higher level math even though they have the same capability for math as boys. Using comments instead of grades can improve mindset and give students the information they need to improve their learning. This project was strongly influenced by the work of Jo Boaler and Carol Dweck. In order to share this information with teachers and to provide support in developing the skill of giving comment feedback a set of professional develop sessions was created. These sessions are designed to be used by a facilitator during a professional learning community cycle or during weekly professional development sessions. The format and activities were designed to support adult learning based on the research of Darling-Hammond, Hyler, and Garnder. They can be adapted by the facilitator to meet the needs of the participants. The goals of the sessions are for teachers to understand the connection between feedback, mindset, and learning and to develop the skill of giving effective comment only feedback.
Learning and Mindset, Female Students, Mathematics
Christenson, Elizabeth, "The Impact of Feedback on Learning and Mindset for Female Students in Mathematics Using Comments to Improve Mindset and Learning in Math: A Professional Development Workshop" (2020). School of Education and Leadership Student Capstone Projects. 450.
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