I’ve spent 20 years of my professional life in public and private school education. Over the years new ideas about learning and the ways students learn have come and gone but one that has stuck is the concept of the growth mindset. Carol Dweck, Ph.D., in her seminal work on a fixed mindset vs a growth mindset helps us understand that it is all about the attitudes we hold about whether we can continue to learn or not. It is about our mindset NOT our ability level.
“...no matter what your ability is, effort is what ignites that ability and turns it into accomplishment.” ― Carol S. Dweck, Mindset: The New Psychology Of Success
What Does this Have to Do with Art?
Glad you asked. EVERYTHING.