ISEDJ

Information Systems Education Journal

Volume19

V19 N4 Pages 13-22

Aug 2021


Promoting Positive Student Outcomes: The Use of Reflection and Planning Activities with a Growth-Mindset Focus and SMART Goals


David Woods
Miami University
Hamilton, OH USA

Andrea Hulshult
Miami University
Hamilton, OH USA

Laura Poe
Longwood University
Farmville, VA USA

Nita Brooks
Middle Tennessee State University
Murfreesboro, TN USA

Melinda Korzaan
Middle Tennessee State University
Murfreesboro, TN USA

Abstract: Faculty at three universities conducted a study to examine the extent to which reflection and planning activities designed to engage a growth-mindset focus through setting SMART (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, and Timebound) goals result in perceived positive outcomes for students. Students engaged in these activities throughout the semester and completed a voluntary survey at the end of each course. The survey focused on students’ perceptions regarding the activities. Results revealed that students favorably perceived that the growth mindset planning and reflection assignments increased their learning. Details of the study along with conclusions and directions for future research are provided.

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Recommended Citation: Woods, D., Hulshult, A., Poe, L., Brooks, N., Korzaan, M., (2021). Promoting Positive Student Outcomes: The Use of Reflection and Planning Activities with a Growth-Mindset Focus and SMART Goals. Information Systems Education Journal19(4) pp 13-22. http://ISEDJ.org/2021-4/ ISSN : ISSN: 1545-679X. A preliminary version appears in The Proceedings of EDSIGCON 2020