These posts are opinion and research articles representing youth perspectives around education. Our experiences through the system and voice on where we believe education should be headed.
Fixed mindsets believe that much of who we are and what we are capable of – both good and bad – is largely predetermined. Growth mindsets on the other hand, embrace failure, try new things, and believe that they can become good at anything through persistence and a willingness to try new strategies in the face of difficulties… How we can create growth mindsets in our interactions and in our education systems, primarily at the school level?
This is the first article in a three-part series. Part II will explore the structure of the educational systems in Australia’s English-speaking counterparts, the US and the UK, and how these better align with the economic and social priorities of their respective nations. Part III will use these insights in an attempt to paint a broad picture of what an ideal Australian secondary and tertiary education system could possibly look like.
I believe that all 7.5 billion people can bring value to our world, we just need to foster the right mindsets and environments to reach that potential.