Saturday, May 9, 2015

Research: Short Online Interventions Can Improve Student Achievement- Leila Meyer, THE Journal

Researchers at Stanford University and the University of Texas, Austin studied the effect of short, online interventions on high school students at risk of dropping out and found that students' grade point averages increased after only two 45-minute sessions. The researchers used two types of online interventions, one involving the development of a "growth mindset" and the other involving the development of a "sense of purpose." The growth mindset is the belief that intelligence can be developed rather than being fixed at birth, and that struggling through challenging tasks is an opportunity to improve intelligence. In the study, researchers asked the students to read an article about the brain's ability to grow intellectually through hard work and effective academic strategies.

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