Hi Tracy
You might take a look at the work of Anthony Bryk.

As well as David Yeager. I've attached a document that was written as a White House Briefing that includes some evidence for how short illustrations can really help students open up to the possibility that with application comes improvement.

There is a recent paper from Yeager and Dweck that borrows heavily from the sort of foundational work advocated by Bryk.
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Date:    Sun, 21 May 2017 18:07:53 +0000
From:    Tracy Part <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: Ideas on mindset theories please

Dear colleagues,?
I am currently thinking (with colleagues) about how we might be able to use models of mindset theory, to think about breaking down barriers to experiencing success in the Higher Education sector. I am thinking about two fields of interest.

The first is specific to thinking about how we can go about organsing the mathematics provision that will need to accompany the apprenticeship programs as we role them out next year.

The second interest is more general to the field of Higher Education and in particular, to thoughts about widening participation, combating the effects of stereotyping and supporting the success of 'non traditional' learners through their University experience.

Could anyone direct me to any relevant research based on using mindset models , to enhance the learning experience of non traditional learners in the HE sector, please?

Thank you all,
Dr. Tracy Part
University of Greenwich

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