ELS-65800 Intuitive Intelligence


Credits 1.50

Teaching methodContact hours
Individual Paper1
Independent study0
Course coordinator(s)ir. M Wink
Lecturer(s)RMB Laurentzen
ir. M Wink
Examiner(s)ir. M Wink

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Continuation courses:

In period 2, 5 and 6 students can choose between either this 1.5 credit course which is a MOS module, or a 3 credit free choice course of Intuitive Intelligence with the code ELS-51403 which does not count as a MOS! 
ELS-67500 Dialogue skills


"The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift". Albert Einstein.
The rationale for offering this course on intuitive intelligence is to provide insight in our mindset and provide a counterpart to the extensive use of rational, analytical and critical thinking within the scientific arena. This course aims at students who would like to develop their awareness about the way they process information and make decisions. It enhances listening to oneself and to others better, to create awareness about ones own perspective. We look at the workings of the intuitive mind and the ability to consciously make space to pick up on our intuitive insights and creativity next to our rational thinking. Key words are multiple intelligence's and the place of intuition; self- awareness and development of physical, emotional, mental and spiritual intelligence's. We will make effective use of techniques like mindfulness, shadow work, centering, visualization, positive thinking, dialogue and creative thinking.

Learning outcomes:

After successful completion of this course students are expected to be able to:
- describe own type of intelligence with the use of provided background material;
- describe what intuitive intelligence is and how to use it;
- apply the use of mindfulness, shadow work and centering techniques and reflect on the experienced effects;
- describe the experience and usefulness of holding a dialogue (deep listening).


This course will ask an open attitude to try something unexpected or new. It will be hands-on and in-depth. Be prepared to use your head, heart and hands. Make assignments, try out new things like creative exercises, mindfulness exercises, centering techniques and dialogues. Read literature, share your experiences and write down personal reflections creatively.


The course will be assessed by the quality of a reflection paper. Minimum mark is 5.5. Prerequisite for passing the course is active participation in 2.5 out of 3 sessions.


The course guide and articles are offered online using Brightspace.