Boost independent thinking with 5 factors from my university years.

Boost independent thinking: 5 well-known secrets from my university years

Last week, I visited Lund University, my former university, which taught me to appreciate and develop my independent thinking and communication skills. Reflecting on my student time, I narrowed the responsible conditions into five digestible factors that any school, university, society, or individual can implement for better thinking and communication. In a recent video (see below), I present the factors that set the Lund University approach apart from others and the strategies that can prepare anyone to become an independent thinker.

From discussions with my international clients and network, I’ve discovered features of traditional teaching that block independent thinking. Specifically, traditional classes are often stale, professor-centric, and unidirectional. Then how did Lund University succeed where others fail?

Without delving into student life too much, I want to highlight a university whose efforts paid off. These universal factors can prepare anyone to analyze information, formulate independent ideas, and communicate thoughts with healthy skepticism. And the best part is that we don’t need to enroll or re-take courses to achieve this. We can execute them in our current lives.

By the end, I present three common points that undoubtedly bolster creativity. So, check out the video and let me know if you had a similar experience. Share your thoughts so we can build on these factors to present a more complete list for future videos.

As always, give the video a thumbs up and subscribe to our new YouTube channel (@IvoryEmbassy) if you like the content. Future videos will analyze science, philosophy, psychology, and communication topics to improve scientific trust, transparency, healthy and open communication, and critical thinking. We’ll critique content, discuss biases and conflicts of interest, and promote engagement and open dialogues to enhance engagement and curiosity.

If anything, you’ll experience Ivory Embassy’s and my evolution while we learn new topics and improve storytelling. Like New Kids on the Block (NKOTB) would say, “Step by step.” And then maybe Morcheeba would say, “Rome wasn’t built in a day” – without any intended delusion of grandeur.

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