CRITICAL THINKING - THE POWER OF PERSPECTIVE

International collaboration has been crucial to some of humanity’s greatest achievements. When we combine different perspectives we close the gaps in the bigger picture and fill the different blind spots that every person has.

In an experiment it was discovered that Americans tend to focus on objects, while Japanese people were more likely to register the context in which an object is situated. Each culture has a shared blind spot, but when the two points of view are combined, a fuller picture emerges.

As a small test of your own blindspots, can you work out how many triangles are in the picture below? Ask a friend and see if they can find any that you’ve missed.


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REIMAGINING MAGNETIC FORCES AS A SUSTAINABLE ECOSYSTEM

NXplorers students in Qatar Science & Technology School for Boys, in Doha, reimagined magnetic forces to develop a solution that reduced the acidity of native soil. Their project increases the arability of the land allowing crops to be grown so Qatar could become more self-sufficient as an economy. The reduction in the country’s reliance upon imports will directly contribute towards a more prosperous economy.
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Trinidad: Carbon Capture Filter

Every year, the NXplorers programme runs awards programmes across the globe, celebrating the work of students and showcasing their impactful projects to their peers, their teachers and mentors as well as the wider community. This year in Trinidad one winner Kaveer Phillips used NXthinking tools they learned to reimagine a carbon capture device to reduce emissions in engines.
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Singapore: Hydrobox water harvesting

Every year, the NXplorers programme runs awards programmes across the globe, celebrating the work of students and showcasing their impactful projects to their peers, their teachers and mentors as well as the wider community. This year in Singapore Team Hydrogen Bond used NXthinking tools like the Connections Circle Feasibility Funnel to identify a low energy method of harvesting clean water for the growth of crops.
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Qatar: Water filtration & emissions

Every year, the NXplorers programme runs awards programmes across the globe, celebrating the work of students and showcasing their impactful projects to their peers, their teachers and mentors as well as the wider community. This year in Qatar Team Elite used the NXthinking tools they learned to reimagine the ways in which water and energy interact to deliver water to the people of Qatar.
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