Edward De Bono's Six Thinking Hats...
- idea generation
- problem solving,
- group work,
- imagination and
- story creating and more...
Suggestions for Use
What are the Six Thinking Hats...
- White Hat...*The Facts - What are the facts?, What information do I have? What information do I need to find out?
- Black Hat...*The Negatives - What problems could arise?, What are the disadvantages?
- Yellow Hat....*The Positives - Why is this a good idea?, What are the advantages and benefits?
- Red Hat....*Feelings - How do I feel about this? What do I like about these feelings?, What do I not like about these Feelings?
- Green Hat...*Creativity - What new ideas are possible? What is my suggestion? How can this be changed or improved?
- Blue Hat...*The Big Picture - What thinking is needed?, Where are we now? What do we need to do next?
Ideas for using these Six Thinking Hats...
- Encourage children to reflect upon their 'Thinking' and learn to apply different ways of thinking for different situations.
- Of course these concepts can be introduced in a simple form for the young ones, allowing them just to become more aware of ways of thinking and to begin building thinking strategies...
- Use these hats as a guide to reflect upon thinking types when.....
- *brainstorming new ideas for classroom management, classroom rules and discipline strategies.
- *planning class projects such as assembly items, performances
- *class meetings
- *problem solving techniques
- *group projects
- *book reports / character profiles (how do others think)
- *discussing cause and effect
- *show and tell / newstelling
- *reflecting at 'class sharing circle'
Please add your suggestions for using Six Thinking Hats in the comments below... thanks !