CHAPTER 3

Mindset

Stefan Cantore

What is your mindset? This is a thought-provoking question but one that is very difficult to answer without some focus. Given that in this volume we are considering the nature of learning, spend a few minutes now, if you can, reflecting on your own mindset about learning. What came to your awareness? Memories of school or college perhaps? Or did you think about the last professional qualification you passed? Are the memories happy ones or have some sadness about them? Does the thought of learning provoke excitement or anxiety? We each have our own mindset about learning shaped by many different experiences. In this chapter, we give some thought to the idea of having a mindset about learning and then explore some ...

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