Share Paper: Engaging and Motivating Students in the Practice Room with Principles from Dweck’s Growth Mindset

  1. Dan Keast, The University of Texas Permian Basin, United States
  2. Kevin Young, The University of Texas Permian Basin, United States
Wednesday, November 4 11:30-11:45 AM Room 3

Abstract: The large amount of preparation time for some courses creates a lack of physical presence that isolates students and faculty making it hard to establish the essential student-instructor relationship and student-student relationship from week to week. Those students with robust extrovert personalities, higher self-efficacies, and established locus of control perform exceptionally well in these courses. Many others might struggle, especially if they are introverts, performance-avoidance, or struggling with lower levels of Maslow’s hierarchy of needs. This ongoing project explores the use of Growth Mindset principles and other motivational theory concepts in private music lessons to stimulate additional practice or more ...