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Course summary

Engage in the research and evidence in cultural mindsets within education settings This certificate is designed to support individuals, schools or local authorities who are working on programmes or professional learning activities geared to exploring the research and evidence base surrounding mindsets in order to foster a growth mindset culture. You will engage in a critical interrogation of relevant theoretical and empirical research pertinent to growth mindsets and complete an evaluation of interventions designed to foster a growth mindset. In addition, you will complete a reflective analysis of how relevant stakeholders (to include: school leaders, teachers, parents and pupils) are engaged in strategies to foster growth mindsets. Successful completion of the PGCert will give you 60 credits towards the MA Education. On this course you will: Gain specialist knowledge in implementing a growth mindset culture in education settings. Earn 60 credits towards an MA in Education. Learn from experts in education.


Independent Study: Growth Mindsets This module offers you the opportunity to explore the research and evidence base surrounding mindsets to foster a growth mindset culture within your classroom, work environment or school. Indicative module content includes a critical interrogation of theoretical and empirical research; indicators of growth and fixed mindsets and interventions designed to foster a growth mindset. Exploring Research: Informing and Changing Practice This module supports you to become an agent of change within your workplace. You will consider theoretical frameworks that have a clear focus on the place of practitioner research as a tool for improving practice.

Assessment method

Part-time learning that fits around you Teaching Delivery of the Postgraduate Certificate: Professional Studies in Education, Growth Mindset takes the form of taught and facilitated sessions over two modules. These will include taught and facilitated sessions plus one-to-one input based at our Bognor Regis campus. Tutorials will focus upon the substantive topic, facilitating discussion of ideas, research sources and references, theoretical models, policy implications etc. The delivery of this module will benefit from the use of electronic message board facilities to assist communication between students. Assessment You will be asked to demonstrate your independent research skills through literature reviews and essays. You will be encouraged to complete assignments that are linked to your workplace practice and personal interest.

Entry requirements

An honours degree at 2:2 or higher. If English is not your first language then English language proficiency required is IELTS 6.5 (with no element less than 5.5) – or equivalent qualification.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Additional fee information

£1,110 per 30 credit module; £2,220 per 60 credit module.
Professional Studies in Education, Growth Mindset at University of Chichester - UCAS