In this article, Angela Duckworth speaks about her research into Grit and other performance values and voices a concern about the prospect of using testing measures to determine how schools approach character and social-emotional learning. She speaks about the “Character Growth Card” that she used with students to have them assess their character strengths and the variance of responses that could be given on this kind of questionnaire.Source:
Angela Duckworth, The New York Times, March 26, 2016Description:
“Does character matter, and can character be developed? Science and experience unequivocally say yes. Can the practice of giving feedback to students on character be improved? Absolutely. Can scientists and educators work together to cultivate students’ character? Without question. Should we turn measures of character intended for research and self-discovery into high-stakes metrics for accountability? In my [Duckworth’s] view, no.”Read the full article here!