Share Share on Twitter Pinterest Share on Facebook Children who believe intelligence can grow pay more attention to and bounce back from their mistakes more effectively than kids who think intelligence is fixed, indicates a new study that measured the young participants’ brain waves.Led by scholars at Michigan State University, the research suggests teachers and parents should help children pay more attention to the mistakes they make so they can better learn from them, as opposed to shying away from or glossing over mistakes.“The main implication here is that we should pay close attention to our mistakes and use them as opportunities to learn,” said Hans Schroder, lead author on the study and a fifth-year doctoral student in MSU’s Department of Psychology. LinkedIn Email Published online in the journal Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience, the study is one of the first investigations into mindsets and the related brain workings of children. Participants’ average age was 7 — a time when most children are making the often difficult transition to formal schooling and when mindsets have their most noticeable impact on academic achievement.For the experiment, 123 children were assessed on whether they had a growth mindset (in which they believe people can work harder get smarter) or a fixed mindset (believing intelligence is set in stone).The children then took a fast-moving accuracy task on a computer while their brain activity was recorded. The task: Help a zookeeper capture escaped animals by pressing the spacebar when an animal appeared — unless it was a group of three orangutan friends, who were helping capture the other animals, in which case they had to withhold their response.Within half-of-a-second after making a mistake, brain activity increases as the person becomes aware of and pays close attention to what went wrong. Essentially, a bigger brain response means the person is focusing more on the error.Children with growth mindsets were significantly more likely to have this larger brain response after making a mistake in the study. In addition, they were more likely to improve their performance on the task after making a mistake.The study also showed that children with fixed mindsets were also able to bounce back after their mistakes, but only if they paid close attention to the errors. Previous research indicated that people with the fixed mindset don’t want to acknowledge they’ve made a mistake. Some people will even start taking about something else they’re good at as a defense mechanism. But the current findings suggest that the more they attend to their errors, fixed-minded children may still be able to recover as well as their growth-minded peers.Many parents and teachers shy away from addressing a child’s mistakes, telling them “It’s OK, you’ll get it the next time,” without giving them the opportunity to figure out what went wrong, Schroder said.“Instead they could say: ‘Mistakes happen, so let’s try to pay attention to what went wrong and figure it out.’”
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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah District, has invited construction or dredging companies to submit their offers for a new beach renourishment at Tybee Island, Georgia, to increase storm damage reduction.This is the first beach renourishment since 2008 at the coastal Georgia community. The City of Tybee Island and the Corps of Engineers jointly sponsor the project.The Corps will evaluate and award the contract and will oversee the construction. The federal government will fund approximately 61 percent of the cost while the city will fund approximately 39 percent.The project will take about four months to complete, beginning in November 2014. As with similar past projects, sections of the beach will be closed to the public while workers operate in those locations. As workers move to another section of beach, the reinforced portions of the beach will reopen.Corps officials expect to award the contract for the project by September 30, 2014.[mappress]Press Release, August 7, 2014
TenneT, Statnett, and KfW have given a green light for the electricity connection between Norway and Germany by signing the ownership agreement yesterday.Construction of the system will start as soon as contracts are signed with the contractors responsible for the production and installation of the cable and converter stations.‘This is again a major step towards a more integrated European energy market, and an important contribution to the German energy transition. With this interconnector we can exchange energy between two complimentary energy systems, with Germany’s increasing production of wind power and solar power on one side, and Norway’s production from hydropower on the other’, said Mel Kroon, CEO of TenneT.Connecting Norwegian hydropower to German wind energy will be benefitial for both countries. When for instance a surplus of wind energy is produced in Germany, this can be exported to Norway via NordLink. The water reservoirs in Norway will then function as natural storage for wind energy by retaining the water in the reservoirs. Likewise, Germany can import the renewable Norwegian hydropower when demand is high.The interconnector comprises an investment volume of approximately EUR 1.5 – 2 billion. The NordLink project will be realised by the Norwegian TSO Statnett and DC Nordseekabel GmbH & Co. KG, both of whom have a share of 50%. The German TSO TenneT and German promotional bank KfW both have share of 50% in DC Nordseekabel. DC Nordseekabel is responsible for the construction of the German part of the project, including permits. The HVDC link will have a capacity of 1.400 megawatts (MW) and will run between Tonstad in Norway and Wilster in Schleswig-Holstein/Germany.Image: tennet
The Legal Services Commission has announced that it will not appeal against the High Court’s judgment following the Law Society’s successful challenge to the family tender process. It said any appeal would only prolong uncertainty over the future of the family contracts, causing difficulties for clients and providers. The commission added that it is working closely with representative bodies and the Ministry of Justice on the future of the family and housing contract process. In particular, it is considering the future extension of the unified contract for family, and family and housing matters, which currently runs until midnight on 14 December 2010; harmonisation of family fees; and the allocation of new matter starts. LSC chair Bill Callaghan said: ‘Our priority must always be to ensure that family legal aid clients get the help and legal advice they need. We still have some work to do but we hope that this constructive engagement with the profession will help to provide certainty for clients and providers.’ Law Society president Linda Lee said: ‘We are pleased that the LSC has expressed an eagerness to engage with the Law Society and the solicitors’ profession on this matter, and we hope it will now recognise that the Society and its members’ insight and experience can make a valuable contribution to the reshaping of legal aid and legal service provision.’
Towing-kite manufacturer SkySails of Hamburg and Zeppelin Power Systems, a subsidiary of the Zeppelin Group, will work to promote the diesel-wind hybrid power system, building on the success of the inaugural trail sailing across the Atlantic by a Beluga heavy lift ship (as reported in HL&PFI issue 2, Feb/March ’08).SkySails propulsion systems are currently in use on two cargo ships belonging to Beluga Shipping and the Wessels Reederei as part of pilot trials along a variety of shipping routes. Depending on wind conditions, it is claimed that SkySails can save an average of between 10 and 35 percent of fuel costs on cargo vessels and that some 60 percent of modern ships can be retrofitted with such a towing-kite propulsion system.Ernst Susanek, president and CEO of Zeppelin, said: “Rising fuel costs and climate-change-related requirements and restrictions are forcing the shipping industry to change its way of thinking. The combination of cutting-edge diesel engine technologies and the wind propulsion systems will allow us to chart a new and much more promising course in our industry.”
As part of Samskip’s expansion of its shipping, transport and logistics businesses in Norway, the transaction will include terminal activities, warehousing and haulage services. Five out of Nor Lines’ seven multipurpose vessels will be transferred under a time charter arrangement to Samskip.Norlines’ vessels can lift up to 80 tonnes with their own crane and the line claims wide experience in handling construction materials and oversized project cargoes. Samskip Logistics’ ceo, Ásbjörn Gíslason, described the acquisition as “a natural but significant extension of our shipping and logistics activities in Norway. “Nor Lines’ financial performance has been disappointing in recent years, but we are confident that by combining our respective strengths and refocusing the business we will create synergies, improve efficiency and provide customers with enhanced services,” added Gíslason. Nor Lines has 14 locations throughout Norway, and post-acquisition will continue to operate under the Nor Lines brand name. www.norlines.no www.samskip.comwww.dsd.no
The Chief Executive of Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa Lucky Montana has revealed that he will not seek to renew his contract with the operator when it ends in March 2016. Speaking to local media, Montana said that his decision to leave PRASA was partly a result of health issues following 10 years in the role.Montana’s decision was greeted with some surprise locally, given that PRASA’s fleet renewal programme is approaching the implementation phase. The operator expects to start taking delivery later this year of its first Alstom X’trapolis Mega EMUs under a R51bn contract with the Gibela consortium. This covers the supply of 600 trains for suburban services in Gauteng, Cape Town and Durban.
The competition closes at 23.59 (GMT) on Sunday 9th February 2020.Terms & Conditions The competition is open to all UK residents over the age of 13.Winners will be selected at random.By entering into the competition all entrants agree to be bound by the terms and conditions.Entertainment Focus does not allow collective or proxy entries.Entertainment Focus reserves the right to change or withdraw this competition without notice.Entertainment Focus will not pass your details to any third parties and they will be used solely for communication regarding this competition.Winners will be notified via email or social media and prizes must be claimed within 5 working days.Winners will be selected at random.The supplier may change the prize offered without warning.There is no cash or other alternative to the prize stated and the prize is not transferable. No part or parts of the prize may be substituted for other benefits, items or additions.Entertainment Focus’ decision is final – no correspondence will be entered into. Credit: LionsgateOwn Mischief’s biggest disaster yet, The Goes Wrong Show, when it arrives on DVD on 10th February.Featuring all six episodes of the BBC 1 hit show, including the smash-hit Christmas Special, the DVD also boasts a behind-the-scenes look at the Mischief team with the featurette “Meet the Folks Who Actually Make It Go Wrong.”From the creators of The Play That Goes Wrong and Peter Pan Goes Wrong, The Goes Wrong Show brings the well-meaning amateurs of the Cornley Dramatic Society to the small screen to perform six half-hour plays (live!) – a horror story, a wartime drama, a legal thriller, a period romance, a deep south melodrama and a Christmas fable.And every time, the performance goes terribly, terribly wrong. Sets collapse, special effects fail, actors dry – life, limb and the studio audience are threatened. But the show must go on…To celebrate the release we’ve got 2 copies on DVD to give away. Enter below for a chance to win…