‘A matter of mindset’ led by Professor Barry Hymer
DateTue, 19th September, 2017
Time9:00 am - 3:30 pm
LocationSprowston Manor, Norwich
Classrooms which support independence, intrinsic motivation, and aspirational pupil standards
• To explore the concept of mindset and its role in the school and classroom
• To encourage learning-oriented pupils, and such associated qualities as independence, persistence and intellectual risk-taking
• To explore ways of increasing challenge levels and developing ‘growth mindsets’ in the classroom
Session 1: The nature of the challenge
– The nature of mindset
– Fixed vs growth mindsets
– Effects of fixed and growth mindsets on classroom performance
– Reflection activities
Session 2: Classroom implications and applications (1)
– What messages should I avoid and promote? How do I do this?
– The role of high-challenge activities
– Praise and other extrinsic motivators – uses and abuses
Session 3: Classroom implications and applications (2)
– Feedback strategies
– Growth mindset language
– What do students understand by effort, and how can this concept be operationalised?
– The nature of challenge
– Plenary feedback and Q&A session
£180.00 for 1 place
Course name:‘A matter of mindset’ led by Professor Barry Hymer
Date:Tue, 19th September, 2017
Time:9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Location:Sprowston Manor, Norwich
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Dr Barry Hymer
Dr Barry Hymer has extensive experience as a primary and secondary teacher, then as an educational psychologist and since 2004 as an independent consultant, academic and researcher. From 2012 until his retirement from academia in 2017, he was Professor of Psychology in Education at the University of Cumbria in Lancaster. He is an engaging and highly effective communicator, concerned always to relate evidence-based theory to classroom-based practice.
Barry has particular expertise in the related areas of motivation, mindset, talent development and independent learning. He has toured with Prof Carol Dweck in 2010, 2013, 2014 and 2016, in England and abroad. Barry has created and leads the Osiris Mindset Programme. His most recent books are a resource for pupils and teachers (Puffed Out, Hussey & Hymer, 2017), the Growth Mindset Pocketbook (Hymer & Gershon, 2014) – a bestseller in the education market, and Learning Teaching: Becoming an inspirational teacher (with Pete Boyd & Karen Lockney, 2015) – described by Prof John Hattie as “The perfect book for those who want to make the most of their opportunity to enhance students’ brain power.”