Habits of Mind: Designing Courses for Student Success
Julia M. Gossard & Chris Babits
Utah State University
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One of the most common frustrations I hear from students in my large-enrollment history survey, HIST 1110: European History from 1500, is that they have “never been good at history.” Having taken numerous history courses during their K–12 education, many of which have focused on the rote memorization of dates, names, and facts about the past, students can arrive to HIST 1110 with an apathetic—or even a negative—disposition toward history as an academic discipline. They were not able to remember historical details in past learning environments, so would a college history course be any different?
Gossard, Julia M., "Chapter 9- "I'm Just not Good at History": Fostering a Growth Mindset With Habits of Mind" (2023). Habits of Mind. Paper 11.