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Knowledge Capacities

Knowledge Capacities (KCs) are actionable, accessible concepts that individuals can internalize and apply in their day-to-day lives to adapt, grow, and manage change, straightforward capacities that can be fostered through simple practices or perspective shifts both at the individual and organizational level.
More about KCs-Forty Knowledge Capacities have been developed by Mountain Quest Institute in support  Whole Thought.
In cooperation with ROM Global, these are offered here as separate PDF files which, with attribution, may be downloaded, copied, and distributed. 

Adaptive Learning

An openness to continually adjust one’s learning strategies and content based on evolving personal, professional, and contextual demands, ensuring individuals and organizations remain lifelong learners capable of growth and evolution.

Adaptive Resilience

The capacity to not only withstand adversity but to also learn, grow, and thrive from challenges encountered. It combines the steadfastness of resilience with the flexibility of adaptation, enabling individuals to navigate through change and uncertainty with agility.

Aesthetic Discernment

The capacity to perceive, appreciate, and evaluate the qualitative aspects of form, beauty, and expression in various domains, be they natural or human-made. Aesthetic Discernment also encapsulates the ability to communicate and create with an awareness of these aesthetic qualities, influencing how products, environments, and experiences are crafted and understood.

Biophysical Awareness

Pertains to the capacity of being in tune with one’s own body, recognizing its signals, and understanding the physiological responses to one’s emotions and environment. It emphasizes the interconnectivity between the physical form and the emotional realm and highlights the importance of listening to and caring for one’s biological vessel.

Cognitive Empathy

Often referred to as perspective-taking, is the capacity to understand others' thoughts, feelings, and viewpoints without necessarily sharing or emotionally reacting to them. It's an intellectual understanding of the psychological experiences of others.

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