Task 1: Read the article Transforming Students’ Motivation to Learn, by Carol S. Dweck, Winter 2008, (following pages) before coming to class. Highlight the things you find interesting as you read.
Task 2: Think about yourself and your own mindset about mathematics and Engineering. Think about your personal science history in light of what Carol S. Dweck and her graduate students have discovered about mindsets and learning.
Write a draft of a paragraph or two about your reaction to this article. You might include thoughts about the following.
• How did the article make you feel?
• Do you believe you have a fixed mindset or a growth mindset? Explain why.
• How might the article influence how your approach to your classes, particularly Engineering and Science classes, this semester?