With an increasing emphasis on non-cognitive skills (attributes, dispositions, social skills, attitudes, and intrapersonal resources), this brief distills the critical themes, questions, conclusions, and recommendations around theory, measurement, and the design of learning environments to support the development of grit, tenacity and perseverance. It explores the possibility that those non-cognitive skills can be malleable and teachable, and discusses the potential of these factors to significantly increase success for all students. It also looks at how technology can provide new tools and strategies to foster development of and assess these skills.

 Promoting Grit, Tenacity, and Perseverance: Critical factors for Success in the 21st Century  (U.S. Department of Education, 2013)


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