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2014 Distinguished Lecturer Series

Karen Foehl Palmer, SDSU Center for Research in Mathematics and Science Education (CRMSE)

Monday, June 2, 2014 from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM (PDT)

2014 Distinguished Lecturer Series

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2014 Distinguished Lecturer Series

Sponsored by the San Diego State University

Center for Research in Mathematics and Science Education (CRMSE)

The Mindset Revolution:

Teaching mathematics for a growth mindset

Monday, June 2, 2014, at San Diego State University

Dr. Jo Boaler

Dr. Jo Boaler

Professor, Graduate School of Education, Stanford University

and CEO and Co-Founder of youcubed

Reception 3:45 - 4:30 pm, SDSU A&L 201

Lecture:  4:30 - 6:00 pm, SDSU A&L 201

FREE parking in Parking Structure 4

Register:  http://goo.gl/hynZCf or




Abstract:  In recent years scientific studies have demonstrated that student and teacher ‘mindsets’ have a profound impact on learning. Students with a ‘growth mindset’ (Dweck, 2006) who believe that intelligence and ‘smartness’ can be learned and that the brain can grow from exercise learn more effectively, displaying a desire for challenge and showing resilience in the face of failure.  Such behaviors encourage greater math persistence, engagement and high achievement. Mathematics teachers play a critical role in the development of mindsets and this session will review the ways to teach for a growth mindset, including attention to classroom norms, math tasks, questions and assessment.  In this session Jo will highlight some of the work she has been doing around mindset, mathematics and the promotion of equity and engage everybody in thinking about ways to take the work forward.


Bio:  Dr Jo Boaler is a Professor of Mathematics Education at Stanford University and founder of youcubed. Former roles have included being the Marie Curie Professor of Mathematics Education at the University of Sussex, England, a mathematics teacher in London comprehensive schools and a lecturer and researcher at King’s College, London. She is the editor of the Research Commentary Section of The Journal for Research in Mathematics Education (JRME), and the author of seven books including What’s Math Got To Do With It? (2009) Penguin, US, and The Elephant in the Classroom (2010) Souvenir Press, UK. She is the author of the first MOOC on mathematics learning for teachers and parents, a White House presenter and an advisor to the PISA team at the OECD.

 For more information visit:  http://crmse.sdsu.edu

When & Where

San Diego State University
5500 Campanile Drive
San Diego, CA 92182

Monday, June 2, 2014 from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM (PDT)

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Karen Foehl Palmer, SDSU Center for Research in Mathematics and Science Education (CRMSE)

6475 Alvarado Road, Suite 206
San Diego, CA 92120-5013
(619) 594-1579 phone
(619) 594-1581 fax
Mail Code 1862

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