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Building capacity for cultivation of extraordinary intelligence in individuals and groups ● Toolkit for progressive cutting-edge methods and frameworks of thinking ● Intense workout for the intellect: disciplined yet open-ended
'To think out of the box will require to rethink the box as well!'

Jean Paul Van Bendegem

Jean Paul Van Bendegem, mathematician, philosopher of science, VUB professor

2019-05-30T14:01:25+00:00

Jean Paul Van Bendegem, mathematician, philosopher of science, VUB professor

Jean Paul Van Bendegem
'To think out of the box will require to rethink the box as well!'

'The School of Thinking is just what you need to hone your skills in dealing with complex, multidisciplinary problems. This postgraduate teaches you the "Four Cs", the most important skills required for 21st century education: Critical thinking, Creativity, Collaboration, and Communication. Effective thinking is the most critical skill of all, yet you cannot study it anywhere. The School of Thinking finally fills that gap!'


Francis Heylighen
2019-05-28T15:25:24+00:00
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'A Post-Graduate School of Thinking to bolster extraordinary intelligence! Practice in embodied thinking, systems thinking, game playing, complexity, individual and collaborative thinking! What a great and timely idea! I wish I’d had such a curriculum instead of having to cobble together my own exploration of these topics. So take advantage of this curriculum if you can: it’s an unparalleled opportunity that will prepare you for anything you ever want to achieve!'


Robert Root-Bernstein
2019-05-28T15:15:36+00:00
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Posts

Extended Mind

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Dear extending thinkers, Nobody doubts that we can dig faster with a shovel than with our naked hands, see further with binoculars than with our…

Divergent and lateral thinking

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Dear Students of the Postgraduate School of Thinking, We will meet on Friday, November 15th, 2019, to discuss divergent and lateral thinking. These metaphorical terms…

Fallacies and biases 
– feedback letter

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Dear fellow thinkers, It is already last week that we have explored fallacies and biases together. As you are heading off to further steps of…

Logical thinking and reasoning 
– feedback letter

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Dear Students of the Postgraduate School of Thinking, Let me start off this concluding letter with an expression of gratitude for the fine and intellectually…

Critical Thinking

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Dear Fellow SoThinkers, Toute classification est une théorie déguisée, et ce n'est pourtant qu'en classant les faits qu'on pourra se mouvoir dans le dédale sans…

Five OSB-funded scholarships for VUB students and researchers!

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CALL FOR APPLICATIONS Five OSB-funded scholarships for VUB students and researchers to join the 2019/2020 cohort (Year Alpha) of the Postgraduate School of Thinking VUB.…

Fallacies and biases

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Dear fellow thinkers, it is my pleasure to welcome you to the second Thinking Toolkit module, entitled ‘Fallacies and biases’. This letter is intended to…

Logical thinking and reasoning

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Dear Students of the Postgraduate School of Thinking, We will meet on Friday, October 4th, for our seminar on “Logical thinking and reasoning”. In order…

Year Alpha fully booked!

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The first stage of admissions to the 2019/2020 student cohort (‘Year Alpha’: the regular track) has ended on August 20 and all available places have…

Applications are now open

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We are now accepting applications for the first edition of the School of Thinking (‘Year Alpha’ 2019-2020). The applications are being reviewed continuously, on a…

First edition: October 2019 – June 2020

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The first edition of the School of Thinking ('Year Alpha') has been scheduled for the 2019-2020 academic year and will soon start accepting applications. The…

Officially launched!

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Today, the Postgraduate School of Thinking has been approved the Academic Council of the VUB and officially included to the educational offer of the university.…