Psychologist Carol Dweck of Stanford University delivers the 2013 Walter N. Ridley Lecture at the University of Virginia’s Curry School of Education. She titles her talk, “Mindsets: Helping Students Fulfill Their Potential.” She compares students with a “fixed mindset” and those with a “growth mindset,” illustrating how each type of mindset affects learning.
The annual Ridley Lecture is named for Walter N. Ridley, who was the first African American to graduate from U.Va. with a doctorate in education from the Curry School of Education. He enrolled in 1951 and graduated in 1953. The lecture named in his honor is jointly sponsored by the Curry School and the Ridley Scholarship Fund.