Student Experience Research Network Blog

A video introduction to the Student Experience Research Network

Jess Hennessey

A new video explores the work the network is doing to advance understanding of learning mindsets.

New research on how young girls endorse stereotypes about intelligence

Jess Hennessey

Mindset Scholar Andrei Cimpian has written a piece in the New York Times on his recent findings of gender disparities in the way young children view intelligence.

Student Experience Research Network launches initiative to understand how learning environments impact students’ motivation and engagement

Lisa Quay

The Student Experience Research Network distributes more than $500,000 across eight interdisciplinary projects exploring ways that schools and classrooms can cultivate learning mindsets.

Growth mindset is on a firm foundation, but we’re still building the house

Carol Dweck

Science progresses by establishing a firm basis for a finding and then challenging it and testing it from every angle. This essay by Carol Dweck shows how we have done this and are continuing to do this with mindset research—and what we’ve learned in the process.

Learning mindset programs at scale

Jess Hennessey

Research from Mindset Scholars finds that brief, online learning mindset programs improved academic achievement among low-performing high school students.

Group work gets kids more engaged in STEM

Allison Master

Research finds that engaging students in group work during STEM activities can increase motivation and offer one way to reduce gaps in participation and performance.

The practical meaning of studies that find ‘no effect’

Jess Hennessey

A new brief from the Institute of Education Sciences breaks down the meaning of studies that result in ‘no effect’ and the implications this has for policy and practice.