Growth mindset is a motivation theory proposed by Carol Dweck that posits our beliefs about intelligence and the ability to change mindsets can have impacts on how we approach challenges, respond to criticism challenges, and orient our goals. This study characterized articles on growth mindset theory in health professions education to: summarize the aspects of growth mindset being researched, describe the discussed benefits of growth mindset theory, and outline strategies discussed that may promote a growth mindset. The growth mindset framework has been shown in other fields to help others manage educational challenges and enhance learning environments. Researchers are encouraged to explore how interventions such as teaching about and prioritizing a growth mindset can support learners, healthcare professionals, educators, and organizations.
SACME – Terminology in Continuing Education: A Hybrid Methodology for Improving the Use and Reporting of Interventions in Continuing Education
This study was commissioned to use expert opinion to improve the consistency of important educational terminology by describing the essential components of a set of educational interventions.