Photo by Matt Heaton
This post supports my last post on hope. Despite the irritating voice of the speaker on the video it is an interesting look at growth mindsets, improvement and the use of not yet in education. It starts with a story about Not Yet assessment in an American school rather than F for fail. The speaker says that not yet is great as it is a learning curve, you can improve. We use this in our training system but I think our over use of Not Yet as turned into Can’t Fail. What do you think?
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Photo by Noah Hinton
Below is an interesting article that collects relevant research on the concept of hope and optimism and its effect on achievement. I believe that I have always had a optimistic approach to education and training and passing assessments. Maybe this had a greater effect than I realised. I never failed any program or unit even though at times I doubted my ability. I know that when I talk to participants about assessment I always do it in a positive way, in other words, it isn’t difficult if you apply yourself. Assessment in the competency world isn’t about failure anyway it is about timing. Maybe not today, but with continued effort maybe tomorrow. Stay optimistic.
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