How a growth mindset helps disadvantaged kids do better

Help disadvantaged students believe that their own effort can improve performance, and then give them the skills to do so

Singapore students once more did themselves and the country proud in the 2018 Programme for International Student Assessment (Pisa).

Pisa is an international study that assesses 15-year-old students' scholastic performance in mathematics, science and reading, and is conducted by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 04, 2020, with the headline 'How a growth mindset helps disadvantaged kids do better'. Subscribe