Preservice English Teachers with Strong Growth Mindsets
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AuthorReyes, Cailvin D.
Universidad de Granada
Strong growth mindsetEnglishStudentsTeacher Education Program
Cailvin D.Reyes (2023). Preservice English Teachers with Strong Growth Mindsets.Journal for Educators, Teachers and Trainers,Vol. 14(4). 01-10[DOI: 10.47750/jett.2023.14.04.001]
Students’ educational success has been associated with having a strong growth mindset. The researcher used a qualitative exploratory research design to describe the beliefs of preservice English teachers about a strong growth mindset and its impact on the teacher education program. Theresearcher conducted semi-structured interviews with the 12 participants using a researcher-made validated interview guide.The transcribed data from the interview was analyzed using thematic analysis. The findings revealed that the participants believe that they need to have focus, a positive outlook, alternative plans, and mental strength to foster a strong growth mindset within themselves. Furthermore, a strong growth mindset helps them to overcome their challenges, opens opportunities for them, and keeps them motivated in the teacher education program. Lastly, students who are smart, motivated, and resilient demonstrate a strong growth mindset inthe teacher education program.