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Study shows benefits to changing students' mindsets about learning

Study shows benefits to changing students' mindsets about learning

Aug 06, 2019

A groundbreaking new experimental study with more than 12,000 ninth grade students in the United States confirmed that a low-cost online program that takes less than an hour to complete can help students develop a growth mindset — the belief that intellectual abilities are not fixed but can be developed. This is important because student motivation often suffers when students have been exposed to the idea that their intellectual abilities can't change. Study shows benefits to changing students' mindsets about learning - Read More…

Gorgas named student marshal for summer commencement

Gorgas named student marshal for summer commencement

Aug 06, 2019

Jessica Gorgas has been selected as the College of Education's student marshal for the summer semester 2019 commencement ceremony, scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 10, at the Bryce Jordan Center on the Penn State University Park campus. Gorgas named student marshal for summer commencement - Read More…

Presidential debates launch faculty member into national spotlight

Presidential debates launch faculty member into national spotlight

Jul 31, 2019

With busing and civil rights being key topics in the current Democratic presidential debates, Erica Frankenberg, professor of education (educational leadership), has found herself in the spotlight, being interviewed and quoted in national news outlets as an expert on those subjects. Presidential debates launch faculty member into national spotlight - Read More…

Ability to 'Be Prepared' broadly helpful in Josh Kirby's career

Ability to 'Be Prepared' broadly helpful in Josh Kirby's career

Jul 11, 2019

It was through the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) that Josh Kirby found education, and the Penn State assistant professor of education remains devoted to making things better for others in both of those fundamentally vital facets of his life. Ability to 'Be Prepared' broadly helpful in Josh Kirby's career - Read More…

Partnership between College of Education, South African universities flourishes

Partnership between College of Education, South African universities flourishes

Jun 13, 2019

A project to dramatically bolster the number of doctoral degrees awarded in South Africa is in full swing, and administrators from three of that country's universities are working with Penn State higher education faculty members to ensure its success. Partnership between College of Education, South African universities flourishes - Read More…

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