Carol Dweck

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Boris Johnson is the current highest profile exponent of this art. The UK’s new prime minister has evoked a “can do spirit” to defeat “the doubters, the doomsters, the gloomsters”, whom he believes threaten Brexit

Three cheers for positive thinking! The evidence suggests instilling what the psychologists call “positive affect” has a variety of knock-on benefits.(...)

Project Sums, a free maths grinds club in Trinity College Dublin. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw.

For many of us it’s a badge of honour to declare: “I’m terrible at maths. I just don’t have the brain for it.” Yet, says Dr Pádraig Kirwan, head of W(...)

Ireland’s Bundee Aki jumps on teammate Johnny Sexton with Jordi Murphy as they celebrate winning the third Test against Australia in Sydney. Photograph: David Moir/EPA

Dr Wade Gilbert, an internationally renowned coaching consultant, sport scientist, award-winning professor in the department of kinesiology at Califor(...)

Increased automation and artificial intelligence are set to make many white-collar jobs obsolete. Photograph: Getty
How to future-proof your child

Every parent wants the best for their child, and most of today’s parents grew up with the unspoken but widely accepted notion that their children woul(...)

Course selection can come down to running your options through a process of elimination.  Photograph: iStockphoto

Career guidance teachers have all sorts of tools and techniques to help young people figure out what they want to do after college. But what about sta(...)

“The idea that people are ‘good’ or ‘bad’ at mathematics is deeply ingrained in popular culture,” says Eabhnat Ní Fhloinn. Photograph: Thinkstock

From a young age, people develop perceptions about their own intelligence and what they are “good” and “bad” at. In a competitive school environment,(...)

Children at Holy Trinity National School did a workshop on the physical changes in the brain when a new skill or knowledge is mastered, which neuroscientists call “neuroplasticity”. The fixed mindset sees intelligence as unchanging from cradle to grave; the growth mindset sees intelligence as a malleable attribute that can grow through effort and persistence

One of the best aspects of being a teacher is that I have never stopped learning. Last year I had the opportunity to put a theory of learning to th(...)