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VIDEO: What does free-thinking mean to you?

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Have you ever considered what it means to think freely and how it impacts your way of life?

Everyone has a different way of understanding the world and their place within it. So what does it mean to be free-thinking, and how does it help us find our place and purpose?

Learning your own way and in your own time

It’s all too easy to fall into the pattern of those around you and ignore doing what you know is best for yourself.

Sometimes the pressure to perform pushes aside our ability to take a moment to understand how we work as individuals. Engineering student Brice understands the importance of being able to think for yourself, and at your own pace.

To Brice, harnessing practical experiences allows him to develop habits which have become engrained in him as a life-long learner. Part of his studies at Murdoch involves the practical application of what he learns in the classroom. The opportunity to utilise practical experience to understand the theory is something that has helped him forge his own way of thinking and learning.

Discovering confidence you didn’t know you had

Education student Sienna never thought she had the potential to go to uni.

But with the help and encouragement from others around her, she discovered a potential she didn’t know she had. Sienna’s motivation to help others and have a positive impact on the world stems from her view on what free thinking means to her.

For Sienna, free-thinking is something that transpires from having a positive support network around her and the ability to think independently – and the opportunity to find your potential for the benefit of others.

Finding inspiration in the everyday

You’d be surprised by what you’d find if you took the time to really look. 

Daniel’s drive to hone his craft as an artist means seeking inspiration from the world around him, no matter where he is or what he’s doing. Guided by the support of staff in his Games, Art and Design course at Murdoch, he understands free-thinking as way to broaden his experiences and capabilities.

It’s the ability to draw on his surroundings and think creatively that grounds Daniel’s perspective on what free-thinking means and how it translates to his life beyond study.

Setting the foundation for life-long learning

You’re capable of more than you might think – it’s all in the way you think for, and of, yourself.

Inspired by the broad experience of academic staff at Murdoch, Psychology student Rebecca believes that there is no end to the possibilities to succeed if you learn to embrace support that is available to you.

For Rebecca, free-thinking is a way to both challenge and inspire the world around her. It makes up the foundation of what it means to be a life-long learner, and guides her ability to understand what she can really do.

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23 Aug 2018

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