ERIC Number: EJ1006754
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Feb
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 7
Got It Wrong? Think Again. And Again.
Miller, Donna L.
Phi Delta Kappan, v94 n5 p50-52 Feb 2013
Although the human mind resists confusion, this feeling of disequilibrium nurtures learning. Newkirk, the author quotes, says intelligence is not a matter of being smart--it is the capacity to view difficulty as an opportunity to stop, reassess, and employ strategies for making sense of problems. These same habits of mind define reflection, a critical component in learning. Embracing cognitive dissonance and developing a growth mindset will be especially critical with the implementation of the Common Core State Standards. The standards require students to take intellectual risks and to locate themselves in uncertainty and ambiguity. Growth will not occur without error.
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Problem Solving, Reflection, Attitudes, State Standards, Academic Standards, Learning Processes, Risk, Failure, Time, Beliefs, Credibility, Thinking Skills, Ambiguity (Context), Discovery Learning, Inquiry, Psychological Patterns, Heuristics, Transformative Learning
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