Monday, November 12, 2012

Struggling to Learn

NPR had a very interesting story this morning, featuring a psychologist who compares attitudes toward learning in Asian countries and the U.S.  Broadly speaking (of course there are exceptions!) people in the U.S. tell kids that when they do well it's because they're smart, while  in Asia the message is about working hard. Worth a look (or a listen): Alix Spiegel, Struggle For Smarts? How Eastern And Western Cultures Tackle Learning, Morning Edition, Nov. 12, 2012. The comments are good, too.

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