Habits of Mind: Designing Courses for Student Success
Julia M. Gossard & Chris Babits
Utah State University
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In today’s educational system, it is more important than ever to set students up for success in their future careers and professional development. “I really liked how the classes were more than lectures,” wrote one student in a recent course evaluation. But how can classes be more than “just” lectures? And how can a growth mindset be implemented to prepare students for their future careers? While many courses lend themselves well to teaching applicable skills, instructors assigned to theory-based courses often feel challenged to convey the importance of understanding the theory—or the usefulness of theoretical frameworks—to their students.
Graul, Antje R. H. and Sapci, Ayse, "Chapter 14- How Instructors Can Help Students Embrace a Growth Mindset: The Importance of Applying Theory to Practice" (2023). Habits of Mind. Paper 16.