anon answered on 29 Apr 2015:
I am working on improving effectiveness of feedback in University students through an approach that focuses on teaching students about differences in mindset. Here is a piece of the module that may be useful:
“One of the key barriers that can prevent you acting effectively on the feedback available to you is the attitude you adopt towards it.
An important piece of substantive research by Professor Carol Dweck of Stanford University studied what makes some people give up when faced with obstacles and barriers (such as a piece of negative feedback), whereas others will persist and work to remove them, thereby increasing their chances of becoming the best they can be.
We see examples of this persistance all around us – think of sports people returning from injury, or someone who rebuilds a failed business for example. Think also about a student who gets a poor assignment result – will they give up, or go on to produce a better piece of work next time? Even a student who has an unexpectedly good result – will they take the time to understand why it was good and build upon it to repeat it next time?
One of the key discoveries of Professor Dweck’s research is that when we set out to take on a challenge, such as an assignment, we will adopt one of two Mindsets – and which Mindset we choose will have a significant impact on our chances of becoming the ‘best we can be’ at it.”