Using Growth Mindset to Enhance Students’ Learning Focus

Workshop Description


Thousands of teachers around the world have introduced growth mindset to their students in the expectation that it will enhance learning and build resilience. However, the two meta-analyses examining the impact of growth mindset show a disappointingly-low effect (0.1 to 0.19, less than half of the typical effect). The main cause of this is that too many schools have a performance-focus and are therefore unable to make the most of growth mindset; indeed, growth mindset might be contradictory and therefore an unhelpful distraction in these circumstances.

However, as a vehicle for creating and enhancing a learning-focused environment, growth mindset can have a very significant effect. Drawing on his many speaking tours with Carol Dweck, as well as his deep understanding of the mindset research, James Nottingham will show you how to take the best steps towards a learning-focus that uses growth mindset to maximum effect.

Learning Intentions

This workshop is suitable for teachers, leaders and support staff working with students between the ages of 3-19. The day will help participants to ...


• Understand the real messages about Growth Mindset (rather than the urban myths).

• Learn the best strategies for building a Growth Mindset culture so that all people (staff and students) benefit.

• Develop a common language for enhancing the learning process.

• Discover how Growth Mindset can be used to inspire and reassure students so that they develop resilience, determination, learning strategies and metacognitive thinking.

• Identify the links between Growth Mindset, Failure, Mistakes and James Nottingham’s Learning Pit.

Further reading: Challenging Mindset by James Nottingham & Bosse Larsson



Target Audience: Teachers (all grades), Instructional Coaches, Allied Educators and School Leaders



Course Registration Details

Presenter: Mr James Nottingham

Date: 12 November 2020 Thursday

Time: 9am to 5pm

Venue: Held in Singapore (workshop venue to be advised)


Early Bird: S$400nett per participant (till 31 August 2020)

Standard: S$500nett per participant (from 01 September 2020)

Group Discount: S$50 off per participant if 3 or more from same organisation register for same workshop
Fees are inclusive of 1 lunch and 1 coffee/tea break

Closing date: 30 September 2020

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  1. A place will be reserved for you upon receipt of your registration.

  2. Registrations should be sent at least 14 days before course date.

  3. A confirmation email will be sent to you 14 days before the course.

For Payment

  1. An e-invoice will be generated and email to you. Payments are to be made in Singapore Dollars (SGD).

  2. Payment is required to be made in full at least two weeks before the commencement of the workshop.

  3. Please make your payment either by cheque or GIRO upon receiving our invoice.

  4. All cheques should be crossed and made payable to "Illumien Asia Pte Ltd " with the invoice no. indicated on the back of the cheque.

  5. Any bank charges incurred as a result of bank/telegraphic transfers will have to be borne by the school/organization.

  6. Fees are inclusive of course materials, certificate of accomplishment, buffet lunch & 1 tea break.

Withdrawals / No-Show
For any withdrawals or cancellation, participants will be subjected to the following charges:

Notice Period & Withdrawal / Cancellation Charge

More than 14 days - 50% of course fee

Less than 14 days - 100% of course fee

Less than 3 working days or No-Show - 100% of course fee

Illumien Asia reserves the right to change or cancel the course due to unforeseen circumstances. In the unlikely event of a cancellation, all registrants will receive full refund.

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