Training Track (1 Year)

Research Track (4 Years)

Admissions 2021/22

School of Thinking

Workflow – The Fellows (2021/2022)

The Fellows is a first of its kind thinking initiative at The School of Thinking, designed to advance the participants’ expertise in selected heuristics and frameworks of thinking. The workflow is carried out by the former students of the SoT’s Regular Track (Alpha & Iota), who remain affiliated with the SoT programme, and CLEA affiliates. The Fellows will be gathering on a monthly basis to specialize in one or more framework(s) of thinking, which are coherent, well developed, well operationalised, and very different from their own thinking comfort zones. They will be also involved in the workflow of the Year Delta (2021/2022), revisiting the topics and activities of their interest.

Sessions will be held ONLINE or at CLEA (Krijgskundestraat / Rue de la Stratégie 33) on the following days (19:00-22:30):


  • Wednesday 27 October 2021: INTRODUCTION – online session – ZOOM
  • Wednesday 24 November 2021: Subductisupercilicarptor – online session – ZOOM
    Hard-nosed critical thinking may be a very helpful tool, but it can also serve as a barrier against the potentially dangerous knowledge that absorption can provide. Humans occasionally desire such safety; without it, we risk losing our identity. We risk mistaking a different way of living for something alien, rather than an option worth exploring and even embracing. Should we create a distinction at all? Is there a difference between ordinary and critical thinking? “How can your critical appraisal of a work of art be separate to your opinion regarding that piece of art?” (Berlatsky, Roth, 2014)
  • Wednesday 15 December 2021: Acta non verba – online session – ZOOM
  • Wednesday 16 Februari 2022: Natura non constristatur. – online session
  • Wednesday 9 March 2022: Creo quia absurdum est. – – online session
  • Wednesday 30 March 2022: Audentes fortuna iuvat. – tbc
  • Wednesday 25 April 2022: Ad astra per aspera. – tbc
  • Wednesday 18 May 2022: Sapere aude. – tbc


  • Friday 26 November 2022: Fellows MeetIn Ghent: informal drink somewhere in Ghent – location tbc
  • Wednesday 12 January 2022: Fellows New Years Drink at CLEA: Carpe Vinum! – on-site session – MAP
  • Friday 17 June 2022: End of Year: reception at CLEA: Carpe Vinum! MAP
  • In the Pipeline: Fellows MeetIn Leuven: date tbc