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Education for Complexity

The conceptual groundwork for the practices of education and pedagogy is carried out at CLEA by the Pearl Divers research group, organised jointly with the Buckminster College in Bruges. The group's activities aim to consolidate the philosophical underpinnings that can foster understanding of education and cognitive development in good attunement to complexity: the complexity of the worldand the complexity of the mind.

The conceptual frameworks developed by the group are being implemented in the curriculum design of CLEA's School of Thinking as well as the educational and cultural initiatives for teenagers (ages 12-18) organised by Buckminster College.

The major themes of interest of the Pearl Divers research group include:

- Deep interdisciplinarity in educational design and practice;

- Pedagogy of individuation and thriving in the complex, uncertain, open-ended universe;

- Accelerated, asynchronous, and divergent trajectories of cognitive development;

- Collective intelligence and creative collaboration in teaching, learning, and educational leadership.


The Pearl Divers Research Group

Chair: Dr. Marta Lenartowicz


Online seminars

To see the calendar of the upcoming seminars or watch the recordings, please visit: https://www.buckminstercollege.org/edu/open-seminars/


Our Books

The Practice of Thinking Open-Ended Intelligence Intens Mensen Psychology for Coaches

References

Borghini, S.G. (2021). Thinking Complexity. In: Marta Lenartowicz, Weaver D.R. Weinbaum (Eds.) The Practice of Thinking: Cultivating the Extraordinary. Academia Press

Lenartowicz, M. (2021). The Method of Humanity. In: Marta Lenartowicz, Jessie Eggers (Eds.) Reflective Coiling: The Noosphere Outside In. Bright Hall Publishing (forthcoming)

Lenartowicz, M. (2015). The Nature of the University. Higher Education, 69(6), 947-961

Lenartowicz, M., Weinbaum, D. R., Heylighen, F., Kingsbury, K., & Harmsen, T. (2018). The Human Takeover: A Call for a Venture into an Existential Opportunity. Information, 9(5), 113

Lenartowicz, M., Sołtysińska, I., Weinbaum, W.D.R., Last, C., Godderis, G. (2021). Thought in Touch: Thinking with Other Minds. In: Marta Lenartowicz, Weaver D.R. Weinbaum (Eds.) The Practice of Thinking: Cultivating the Extraordinary. Academia Press

Lenartowicz, M., Weinbaum, W.D.R., Borghini, S.G., Root-Bernstein, M., de Proost, L., Van Helder, D., Godderis, G., de Zeeuw, G., Meurs, V., Van Lith, L., Heylighen, F., Woodley of Menie, M.A. (2021). Intelligence of Intelligence: Thinking Unbound. In: Marta Lenartowicz, Weaver D.R. Weinbaum (Eds.) The Practice of Thinking: Cultivating the Extraordinary. Academia Press

Lenartowicz, M., Weinbaum, W.D.R. Heylighen, F., Van Lith, L., Meurs, V. (2021). What is Intelligence? In: Marta Lenartowicz, Weaver D.R. Weinbaum (Eds.) The Practice of Thinking: Cultivating the Extraordinary. Academia Press

Meurs, V. Van Groningen, S. (2021). The Generative Field: Possible Conditions for the Emergence of Self-Transcending Knowledge in Groups. In: Marta Lenartowicz, Weaver D.R. Weinbaum (Eds.) The Practice of Thinking: Cultivating the Extraordinary. Academia Press

Świeży, M. (2021). Psychology for Coaches: Key Concepts and Findings to Ground Your Skills. Routledge

Weinbaum, D.R. (2015). Complexity and the Philosophy of Becoming. Foundations of Science 20 (3), 283-322

Weinbaum, D.R. (2021). Open Ended Intelligence. Bright Hall Publishing

Weinbaum, W.D.R. (2021). Beautiful Minds: Thinking Via Appreciation. In: Marta Lenartowicz, Weaver D.R. Weinbaum (Eds.) The Practice of Thinking: Cultivating the Extraordinary. Academia Press

Weinbaum, W.D.R. (2021). Game Thinking. In: Marta Lenartowicz, Weaver D.R. Weinbaum (Eds.) The Practice of Thinking: Cultivating the Extraordinary. Academia Press

Weinbaum, W.D.R., Lenartowicz, M. (2021). A Toast to the Unknown. In: Marta Lenartowicz, Weaver D.R. Weinbaum (Eds.) The Practice of Thinking: Cultivating the Extraordinary. Academia Press

Van Helder, D., De Proost, L., de Zeeuw, G. (2021). Explorations in Research Methods: The Scientific Method of Design. In: Marta Lenartowicz, Weaver D.R. Weinbaum (Eds.) The Practice of Thinking: Cultivating the Extraordinary. Academia Press

Van Lith, L. (2021). Intens Mens