ELS-65800 Intuitive Intelligence


Credits 1.50

Teaching methodContact hours
Individual Paper1
Independent study0
Course coordinator(s)ir. M Wink
Lecturer(s)ir. M Wink
RMB Laurentzen
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 variant of the course or a 3 credit variant of Intuitive Intelligence (ELS-51403)


Note: This course has a maximum number of participants for P6.
The deadline for registration is one week earlier than usual. See Academic Year: https://www.wur.nl/en/Education-Programmes/Current-Students/Agenda-Calendar-Academic-Year.htm->Registration for Courses

"The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honours 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 space for more and integrated perspectives. We look at the workings of the intuitive mind and the ability consciously make space for intuitive insights and creativity next to our rational thinking. Key words are multiple intelligences and the place of intuition; self- awareness and development of physical, emotional, mental and spiritual intelligences.; We will make effective use of techniques like mindfulness, shadow work, centering, visualisation, 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 via Brightspace.