Volume 15 · Number 2 · Pages 095–098
Growth Mindset and Constructivism in Irish Primary Schools: Implications of a Qualitative Study

Mary Shine Thompson

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Open peer commentary on the article “I Can’t Yet and Growth Mindset” by Fiona Murphy & Hugh Gash. Abstract: I review some complexities, variables and problematics of growth-mindset research, the claims that can be made for its application, and possible avenues for future related research in the Irish educational context. My commentary responds to a qualitative study in an Irish primary school in a marginalised community, which found that a growth mindset intervention consisting of lessons affirming malleable intelligence positively impacted on the students’ meta-learning skills and self-empowerment.

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Shine Thompson M. (2020) Growth mindset and constructivism in irish primary schools: Implications of a qualitative study. Constructivist Foundations 15(2): 095–098. https://constructivist.info/15/2/095

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