‘Mindset Matters’ with Dr Barry Hymer
DateTue, 3rd November, 2015
Time9:30 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
This one-day, cross phase conference is for practitioners in the EYFS – KS4/5. It will focus on contemporary research findings in the fields of motivation and high level achievement, and how these findings can be converted into primary classroom practice.
Drawing on the work of researchers like Carol Dweck, John Hattie and others, Barry will explore the implications of this research in terms that will make practical sense to busy teachers. Using a combination of presentation, provocation, self-reflection and small group activities, questions covered will include:
• Is ‘ability’ a defunct concept? What qualities predict achievement more accurately?
• What does classroom challenge look like, and why do some children (and teachers) love it, and some avoid it?
• What is the value of extrinsic versus intrinsic motivators and what is their relationship to classroom learning and performance?
• Should we use praise or feedback – and what’s the difference? (Hint: the devil’s in the detail.)
• “Must work harder” – what does this mean to children?
• Can a school have ‘a growth mindset’? What might this look like?
£175 for 1 place, £300 for 2 places
Course name:‘Mindset Matters’ with Dr Barry Hymer
Date:Tue, 3rd November, 2015
Time:9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location:Sprowston Manor, Norwich
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Dr Barry Hymer
Professor of Psychology in Education, University of Cumbria in Lancaster.
Barry has been interpreting and researching learning theory as it relates to classroom practice since he became an educator in 1983. Over this period he has acquired extensive experience in schools, initially as a primary and secondary school teacher, subsequently as an educational psychologist and since 2004 as an independent consultant and researcher. Having invested his “10,000 hours of purposeful practice”, he now has an international reputation as an engaging and highly effective communicator. He is concerned always to relate evidence-based theory to classroom-based practice, and he has worked with many thousands of reflective teachers in pursuit of this aim – often as part of extended action research projects.
Barry has particular interests and expertise in the related areas of motivation, mindset, talent development and independent learning. He has toured with Prof Carol Dweck during 2010, 2013 and 2014, speaking at packed conferences in England and abroad. He has created and leads the Osiris Mindset Programme – a six-day intervention aimed at introducing and embedding growth mindsets in schools. His eighth and most recent book is the Growth Mindset Pocketbook (Hymer & Gershon, 2014) which frequently comes in at #1 on the Amazon Teaching Aids bestseller list.