Edward de Bono

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Edward de Bono’s Six Thinking Hats : 

Edward de Bono’s Six Thinking Hats Provides a framework for thinking: Creativity, new ideas Process – thinking about thinking Emotions – how do we feel about this? Optimism, good points Caution, bad points Facts – what do we already know?

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According to Edward de Bono we tend to think in restricted and predictable ways. To become better thinkers we need to learn new habits. His teaching strategy known as ‘thinking hats’ helps learners try different approaches to thinking. Each ‘thinking ‘hat’ represents a different way to think about a problem or issue. Children are encouraged to try on the different ‘hats’ or approaches to a problem to go beyond their usual thinking habits

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De Bono’s 6 Thinking Hats

Edward de Bono’s Six Thinking Hats : 

Edward de Bono’s Six Thinking Hats Directing pupils’ thinking Avoids emotions taking over our thinking Thinkers can switch roles and use all 6 modes of thinking one at a time Particularly useful in an argumentative culture Hats can be used in sequence – simple or sophisticated Why hats? Put your thinking cap on! For children the connection is already there Hats are easy to put on and take off Hats indicate a role e.g. soldiers, police so as we put the hat on we take on that role The Six Hats method allows pupils to think more richly and more comprehensively

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