Dr Diksha Laungani is a UK-registered Educational, Child & Adolescent Psychologist who completed her professional doctorate from the UCL Institute of Education in London. Her doctoral thesis explored the views of young people with learning difficulties during their transition to employment and their families. Diksha is an advocate for promoting the voices of persons of determination and their families. Her professional interests include promoting the independence of people with SEND/determination and facilitating disability awareness in the community. As a practitioner, Diksha characterises herself as a person-centred and humanistic psychologist and is a firm proponent of embracing solution-focused approaches in education. She is also interested in teachers’ mental health and promoting their professional development through training. Outside the office, Diksha is an avid hiker, a chocoholic, terrified of cats and detests the aroma of coffee!
25 February 2020 | 16:30 - 17:00 | The power of 'YET': Developing a growth mindset toolkit in education
Based on world-renowned, Stanford University-based psychologist, Professor Carol Dweck’s learning theory, ‘Growth Mindset’ is fast growing as a popular and effective approach in education, sport, business, relationships and parenting all over the world. During this talk, educators will be encouraged to explore the differences between a fixed and growth mindset in education, with the aim of introducing simple changes in their teaching and communication strategies to improve pupils' intelligence, ability, performance, behaviour and resilience.