Student Responses to “Light Touch” Mindset Interventions: A Qualitative Analysis
The purpose of this research is to examine student responses to reflective writing prompts after the completion of “light touch” mindset interventions. Drawing from a contemporary psychological framework – fixed versus growth mindset (Dweck, 2007) – quick, strategies used to foster growth mindset were implemented in a set of business classes. Following the implementation of each strategy, students responded to a set of related questions encouraging them to elaborate on the learning objectives and relate the material to their own personal experiences. Their responses shed light on the effectiveness of the interventions and whether they impacted students’ perceived mindsets.