We came across, finally, a new approach to teach mathematics, science, and engineering by creating a culture of learning around inquiry, curiosity, and openness to failure. We discuss the principles behind the approach.
Socratic Thinking about Climate Change
Of course, we could study intensively the different approaches to the ethical question of ¨Why should we bother about climate change?¨ that scholars have identified. But we believe that policymakers and responsible citizens must able to answer that question for themselves.
Thinking about the Spread of the Coronavirus (5) – Lack of System Thinking
To what extent are more subsystems involved than just the health care system in tackling the crisis? How are they built? What data they use? Is it taken into account that the spread of the virus, the measures that are taken by the government, and the reactions of the citizens form a complex dynamic system?
Focus and Group Dynamics Define the Thinking
Focus defines the input of information that defines the thinking, and by that, the conclusions, solutions or opinions derived from it. In a schedule: information (A) is semi-processed in a funnel (A,B,C) of biases, assumptions and conditions to a logical solution, opinion or conclusion (C). Area A is the focus area, the area where the …
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In earlier posts "Contradictions and Aggression" and "Don't Think You Can Think" part 1 and part 2 we did some thinking about contradictions, dilemma's and paradoxes. A special case of these are double binds. A double bind exists when an impossible ultimatum is put forward (either/or, however, both alternatives are unacceptable) two directives are in …
Thin-slicing : the power of intuition – Thinkibility Boost
Building up Intuition is "thin-slicing" In an earlier post, we discussed the relation between Reasoning and Intuition on the basis of Kahneman's two interrelated thinking systems. One is fast, intuitive reactive and emotional. The other is slow, deliberate, methodical and rational. Although he acknowledges that the mind functions thanks to a delicate, intricate and sometimes …
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Distorted Logic Bubbles
In an interesting article from McKinsey Quarterly Charles Roxburgh explains why good executives back bad strategies. In an earlier blog post we introduced the concept of the “Logic Bubble”. Edward de Bono used the term to describe the set of values, needs, beliefs and experiences that a person sees the world through. We all have …