Tweet: learning myths which got exposed

So Marshmallow test, Learning styles, and Growth mindset

New studies this year called into question earlier findings in three major areas of research: learning styles, growth mindset, and Mischel’s experiments on self-control (better known as the marshmallow test).

Learning styles:  

Growth mindset:

Meta-analysis spanning more than 150 studies found that growth mindset interventions have “weak” effects on student achievement, although low-income and academically at-risk students did show improvements, meaning that a growth mindset may end up helping those who need it most.

Walter Mischel Marshmallow Test :

A new study by Tyler Watts, Greg Duncan and Haonan Quan finds limited support for the idea that being able to delay gratification leads to better outcomes.

Instead, they suggests that the capacity to hold out for a second marshmallow is shaped in large part by a child’s social and economic background.

They found out that that background(socio-economic), not the ability to delay gratification, is what’s behind kids’ long-term success.

Read  previous post about this study


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