ProjectsMindSetGo! 2.0

August 30, 2021

Duration: 01. 11. 2020 – 31. 05. 2023

Project reference: 2020-1-SE01-KA201-078005

Teachers have a profound impact on student motivation Instead of technical, teacher-centered, direct instructions that will suppress inquiry-based learning, our project builds on student-centered instructions to shape the students’ mindset towards the belief that their own initiatives matter – a growth mindset. By helping students to develop a growth mindset, teachers make teaching – and learning – more effective. Growth mindset students request better feedback and have better learning orientation. They also show grit more often and thus persist longer.

This project is an upgrade of the previous successful project MindSet Go! – where the partners developed lesson plans based on a growth mindset. The MindSetGo! 2.0 aims higher as we want to change the culture and learning environment at schools and also have an impact on parents. Teacher trainers and partner schools from Sweden, Slovenia, Spain, Romania and Reunion cooperate.

We address the need for developing students’ growth mindset holistically by offering accessible, free of charge, inspirational material in a European context:

  • guidelines for a growth mindset school culture;
  • a well-designed practice-driven and evidence-based MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) for teachers’ continuous professional development;
  • a digital hands-on toolkit collection for cultivating a growth mindset in the classroom;
  • slides and a workshop design for parents;
  • community of practice compendium with a collection of growth mindset projects with students.

The role of STEP Institute
We are creating an inspiring MOOC for teachers to help them in cultivating a growth mindset in their classroom. We also contribute to other parts of the project. We are especially proud of organizing the 13th Pan-European Conference on Digital Education, in which growth mindset was the main topic. Partners got an opportunity to present their work with students.



Hot to implement a growth mindset culture in a Learning Organization

Link to all language versions of IO.1 (English, French, Spanish, Romanian, Slovenian and Swedish)


Free online course: Learn How to Develop the Growth Mindset of Your Students

IO.2 is subtitled in English, French Spanish, Slovenian, Romanian and Swedish.


Growth Mindset Toolkit – Activities for developing and strengthening growth mindset of students

Additional Activities 

Link to all language versions of IO.3 (English, French, Spanish, Romanian, Slovenian and Swedish)


Developing the students’ growth mindset starts with parents. When parents learn about the mindsets and how a growth mindset can help their child become more motivated and engaged, they are more willing to begin the work at home. The MSG 2.0 Intellectual Output 4 is a guide to parental involvement. The intended keynote presentation for a two hour Growth Mindset workshop with parents has developed into an extensive guide for initiating and involving parents in implementing a Growth Mindset approach also at home. The guide provides several examples of how schools can organize parental activities whether they are part of information meetings, Open school days, introductory meetings as well as examples of pedagogical activities, more informal activities and extracurricular and intergenerational activities that have been developed by the partnership. The Workshop and Presentation for parents are presented separately, as is the inspirational poster.

Parental involvement

The impact of mindset on student achievement

The importance of pupils’ well-being for learning – Workshop

Inspirational Posters

Link to all language versions of IO.4 (English, French, Spanish, Romanian, Slovenian and Swedish)


Community of Practice Compendium

IO5 is a result of activities encouraged by O1, O2, O3 and O4. In this compendium we collect teachers’ and students’ experience with growth mindset activities. The compendium encompasses results of teaching activities, teachers’, students’ and parents’ reflections, students’ projects, portfolio of cases, teaching best practice, quotes, evidence of satisfaction with different activities, evidence of impact. Best practices included in the compendium are from different subjects (e.g. STEM, languages, arts, sports) and also from cross – curricular projects.

Additional project materials available here.

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