Fostering a growth mindset in learners (children, adults) may be one of the key to improve learner's motivation to learn, ownership of learning, perseverance, etc. As teachers, we may not have been tackling the root cause of these learning characteristics.
Learners will benefit greatly from a changed mindset about learning.
The benefits of a Growth Mindset - Carol Dweck
The Power of Belief - Mindset and Success: Eduardo Briceno at TEDxManhattanBeach