Humility Boosts Learning is a short report from The John Templeton Foundation. It describes a study that showed learning about a growth mindset encourages “intellectual humility,” and that increases student intrinsic motivation.

I was particularly struck by how they defined the term “intellectual humility” – basically as recognizing that you probably don’t know everything. It seems to me that this piece might be particularly useful in an IB Theory of Knowledge class when we discuss “knowledge.”

I also thought all of us could benefit from reviewing its short report and findings to reflect on our own attitudes.

Here’s an excerpt:


Thanks to Brainlogy for the tip.

I’m adding this post to The Best Resources On Helping Our Students Develop A “Growth Mindset.”