Intellectual character


1. Intellectual vision

Critical thinking and reflection keep us honest with ourselves and one another. They help us acknowledge and resist bias, pursue truth, and distinguish fact from opinion. When we take the time to explore the systems at play, we become more aware of how every decision we make, and action we take, has a larger impact on society.

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2. Intellectual assets

Please select any of the following Intellectual assets to access the related descriptions, learning materials, and tools.

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Critical thinking

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3. Intellectual practices

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Reflect critically and compassionately

By pausing to question our assumptions and examine our biases, we create space to reflect on our own practices and opportunities for growth.

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Develop habits of an informed systems thinker

When faced with a problem or question, exploring the interconnectedness of the larger systems at play helps us to understand how our decisions and actions impact others.