School of Thinking
Workflow – The Fellows (2020/2021)
Sessions will be held at CLEA (Krijgskundestraat / Rue de la Stratégie 33) on the following days (19:00-22:30):
- 25 November 2020;
Introduction session I/20 for SoT Fellows 19.00h – 22.30h – doors at 18.30h @ Zoom
- Welcome & Introduction
- Identifying frameworks / methodologies of thinking?
- Locating topics / Preparing Topic session II/20
no preparation required
- 16 December 2020;
Session II/20 for SoT Fellows 19.00h – 22.30h – doors at 18.30h @ Zoom
- Thinking session based on individual methodology of thinking on QII/20:
How to (not) align personal goals/needs with group goals/needs (introduction by Joeri Meij)
A group or entity that can serve the goals of its members while still achieving organization-wide goals, is a group or entity that will be more productive. The opinion of the group is not always the opinion of the individual, there can be a conflict of interest/goals. Conflict? Resistance? Must we avoid or embrace?
Q: Defining parameters / definitions (goals, entity, group, alignment)
Q: Are individual goals secondary to the group’s goals or vice versa.
And what about decision making, on the boundary of individuality and groups. Can we provide gamechanging end-results in supporting the individual (animo).
Use this issue as a catalyst for all other issues. see workdoc
- 13 January 2021;
Session III/21 for SoT Fellows 19.00h – 22.30h – doors at 18.30h @ Zoom UPDATE ZOOM: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89224735911?pwd=U0w5RklQb0NEMExXcWRDRjA0cHVYZz09
- PART 1: Welcome
- PART 2: The expansion of human population and the demands of our rising human family place strenuous demands on our climate. We have changed our environment forever through human interference. Nevertheless, while some of these alterations may be disruptive, people still have the ability to change our failures and alter our environment for the better. How to deal with the power with which man intervenes in the world. Introduction by Geert (initial approach).
Q: defining properties for “power”, “man”, “world”, “interference”, “environment”, … -> based on individual selected heuristics and frameworks of thinking
Q: connect the definitions with Geert’s initial approach: We often see the tendency (in our group, or with certain individuals) to broaden the focus and put the questions we have in a bigger or larger perspective. That might be interesting and helpful, but often it leads us away from the question itself. Therefore, I propose that, in this part of the discussion we focus on the issue itself. (which is IMHO already big enough). I also think that a limited question or topic might make it easier to keep our chosen position or point of view, we discussed the previous times. I wrote a text that can be used as an introduction into veganism, from the point I see it. There are many different topics in it. Some obvious, other might be more surprising or intriguing. We can see which topics we can discuss during the meeting. Complete document: click here (introduction by Geert Vandamme)
- 17 February 2021;
Session IV/21 for SoT Fellows 19.00h – 22.30h – doors at 18.30h @ Zoom
- Part 1: Welcome
- Part 2: In a way, we as students and teachers of SoT are thinkers in our era, and this era is deeply rooted in postmodernism. At some point in time during the SoT curriculum, I was quite frustrated of the over-relativism in thinking models and discussions. Introduction by Dirk Van Helder: How could post-postmodernism look like? Or how can we capture the beauty of postmodernism, by adding thinking frameworks for a better world society? Read more here
- 10 March 2021;
- 31 March 2021;
- 28 April 2021;
- 19 May 2021;
- 9 June 2021.
Wed 19:00 – 22:30; Session 1, Launch of the workflow