Learning Support tip n°7

Learning is faster and easier when you receive detailed feedback that tells you precisely where you went wrong and what you should have done instead. However, for the feedback to be effective you have to adopt a “growth mindset”.

A “growth mindset” means that you accept that ability in any domain can be improved by small steps, and that feedback shows the way to improve. In other words, you accept that your future potential is not limited by your current performance. You can improve, and with work, you will improve.

For further information and references, see Adopting a growth mindset