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dc.contributor.authorSilva, Maria Jeane
dc.date.accessioned2021-04-14T19:10:41Z
dc.date.available2021-04-14T19:10:41Z
dc.date.issued2021-04
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10675.2/623966
dc.description.abstractThis study explored the prevalence, understanding, and use of growth mindset in gateway courses amid the COVID-19 outbreak. Using an explanatory sequential mixed-method approach, the study was guided by three research questions: 1. What is the relationship between faculty mindset and faculty perception of student mindset in gateway courses? 2. How do gateway course faculty describe concepts of growth mindset? 3. How was growth mindset translated into gateway courses through instructional approaches and faculty-student interactions in online environments amid the COVID-19 outbreak? The findings of this study revealed that gateway course faculty held a growth mindset belief about themselves and their students. Yet, half of the participants were unfamiliar with the concept of growth mindset and how it impacted teaching practices. In the classroom, based on the course document analysis, 83.3% (5 out of 6) of faculty sent mixed mindset messages to students. Moreover, this study revealed that gateway course faculty perceived several barriers, including current understanding, current structures, and current mentality, to implementing growth mindset strategies in courses. Implications of the current prevalence, understanding, and use of growth mindset are discussed. Next steps, including the development of supports to address current barriers and other equity issues that create a challenge for growth mindset implementation, are described. Keywords: growth mindset, fixed mindset, academic mindset, retention, online instruction, faculty perceptions, college teaching, gateway courses
dc.publisherAugusta University
dc.subjectEducation
dc.subjectacademic mindset, college teaching, faculty perceptions, gateway courses, growth mindset, online instruction
dc.titleEXPLORING THE PREVALENCE, UNDERSTANDING, AND USE OF GROWTH MINDSET BY GATEWAY COURSE FACULTY TRANSITIONING TO ONLINE INSTRUCTION AMID THE COVID-19 OUTBREAK
dc.typedissertationen_US
dc.contributor.departmentAdvanced Studies Innovation
dc.language.rfc3066en
dc.date.updated2021-04-14T19:10:42Z
dc.description.advisorBarker, Kim S
dc.description.committeeHarper, Rebecca G
dc.description.committeeEvans, Lorraine
dc.description.committeeKelehear, Zach
dc.description.degreeEd.D.
refterms.dateFOA2021-04-27T17:49:49Z


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