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Beginner Level

Hours to complete

Approx. 8 hours to complete

Suggested: 3-5 weeks of study, 1-2 hours per week...
Available languages

English

Subtitles: English
100% online

100% online

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible deadlines

Flexible deadlines

Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.
Beginner Level

Beginner Level

Hours to complete

Approx. 8 hours to complete

Suggested: 3-5 weeks of study, 1-2 hours per week...
Available languages

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
Hours to complete
1 hour to complete

What's on your mind?

We will discuss how your imagination can help you in becoming a successful scientist and how you turn your wonder into a well-considered research question....
Reading
2 videos (Total 19 min), 2 readings
Video2 videos
Assignment 1a: get inspired by the research questions of the Mind of the Universe-scientists11m
Reading2 readings
Complete our survey10m
A journal of your thoughts10m
Week
2
Hours to complete
1 hour to complete

Open up your mind

Now you know what's on your mind and created a research question, it is important to keep your mind open while working on possible explanations and contrasts. As you are about to learn in this week, it’s important to remain vigilant by continuing to use your imagination tirelessly....
Reading
4 videos (Total 26 min), 1 reading
Video4 videos
Assignment 2a: How do the Mind of the Universe scientists keep their mind open?13m
The Bridge Riddle1m
Solution to the Bridge Riddle1m
Reading1 reading
Solving riddles: Use your critical, creative thinking skills!10m
Week
3
Hours to complete
1 hour to complete

Connect your mind

You now know what’s on your mind and how to keep your mind open. But how to continue? To keep alternative scenarios in mind, you will connect your mind to the minds of your peers. This will get you inspired by each other’s questions....
Reading
2 videos (Total 17 min)
Video2 videos
Assignment 3a: The Mind of the Universe-scientists and the role of interdisciplinarity9m
Week
4
Hours to complete
4 hours to complete

Make up your mind

You're almost there, but not quite yet. You've put your wonder into a research question with the help of your interdisciplinary team. It is now time to finalize your research question. ...
Reading
1 video (Total 1 min), 2 readings, 2 quizzes
Video1 video
Reading2 readings
Check out the other Mind of the Universe Learning experiences10m
Complete our survey10m

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Tim De Mey

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Faculty of Philosophy

About Erasmus University Rotterdam

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