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A Mindset for Learning: The Dispositions of Academically Successful Students

Updated: Jul 16, 2019

Scott Gaier Associate Professor, Academic Enrichment - Taylor University

Deep learners engage beyond the surface of memorization and the disconnected learning of individual facts. They have a desire for learning that goes beyond good grades and “correct” answers. These students are driven by curiosity and interest. They have a passion and desire to be genuine learners. What would it be like to have a classroom full of students who are deep learners? What happens if we already do—but students do not how to awaken this inner learner, are not aware of how to deepen their learning, or perhaps even worse, we are keeping them from it?