Learning Confidently

Everyone will tell you that programming takes practice

Sometimes, though, it is hard to make yourself practice – Instead you avoid difficult situations for fear of failure

Some of us have a harder time than others with this and one theory is that this
is evidence of a belief about yourself that says your ‘intelligence’ is fixed and there is
nothing you can do to influence it.

But – if you think about it – of course there are things that you can do to make yourself better at something.  This is called a ‘Growth Mindset‘. Here are some suggestions for further information:

  • handout about this.
  • A link to a paper Lynda Thomas and a colleague wrote about it
  • The kid in this video is a perfect example of someone with a growth mindset.

  • An interview with Carol Dweck who is a mover and shaker in this field.