Open-mindedness is receptiveness to new ideas. Open-mindedness relates to the way in which people approach the views and knowledge of others, and incorporate the beliefs that others should be free to express their views and that the value of others’ knowledge should be recognized.

The MOOC - Open-mindedness is specifically targeted for students 👨🏽‍🎓because they can benefit from adopting an open-mindset in educational and professional contexts. 

However, teachers 👩🏻‍🏫 could also benefit from the MOOC contents, if they are interested to improve their students open-mindset. 

In this MOOC you will learn to:

- Be open-minded and tolerant;

-Demonstrate self-confidence in interaction with peers and teaching staff;

-Be not afraid of interacting with peers or teachers at other institutions;

Before starting the MOOC, you are required to take a quiz, that you consider as a way to pre-assess your skills. According to the score obtained, you will be suggested to start from the foundation level, intermediate level or advanced level. In each level, you will read texts, e-books or PDFs, watch videos and forums. Once all the tasks are completed, you will complete an e-assessment in order to obtain a badge that certifies your skills. You will receive your badge by email in approximately 24 hours.

This section is intended to assist participants in deciding which of the levels of the "MOOC Open-mindedness" to take.
At this level you will learn:
1. a definition of open-mindedness
2. to understand the relevance of open-mindedness
3. The difference between open-mindedness and closed-mindedness;
At this level you will learn:
- to actively engage in open-minded behavior;
- Recognize a situation where an open mindset is required.
At this level you will learn:
- the difference between critical thinking and open-mindedness;
- the“Selective open-mindedness”: different levels of open-mindedness required in different situations;
- strategies to become more open-minded.