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If I Ruled The World - Home. The Question Mark. QUESTIONING TECHNIQUES. Welcome to Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University in the beautiful coastal city of Port Elizabeth in the Eastern Cape, and George in the Southern Cape.


IN THE PHOTO: Herbert van der Merwe and Ndili Msoki representing the two respondents, the SA Human Rights Commission and OUT SA (a non-profit organisation, which promotes the well-being of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community in South Africa and is a member of the International Lesbian and Gay Association (ILGA), and Kathleen Mpofu and Canaan Suka for the applicant. Hate speech was given a knock at the annual Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University Moot Court final. “All the oralists faced very difficult questions from the bench. These were ably and well answered, demonstrating ability on the part of our law students to think on their feet and apply themselves to the issues at hand,” says Moot Court competition organiser Ms Joanna Botha.

EDWARD DE BONO - CoRT THINKING LESSONS. The CoRT THINKING PROGRAMME Most people do not bother any more about their thinking than they do about walking or breathing.


Thinking seems a natural enough process and one is happy with one's competence. There is, however, much more individuality in thinking styles and sufficient difference between individuals to suggest that thinking may be a skill about which something can be done. It is with this in mind that Edward de Bono designed the CoRT Thinking Lessons for schools. The earlier that children can be taught to think the greater advantage they will have to understand and assimilate other subjects.

"The CoRT Thinking Lessons are now the most widely used materials for the direct teaching of thinking as a basic skill. The CoRT Thinking Lessons, in six sections, are now in heavy use throughout the U.S.A., in the U.K., Ireland, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Israel and Malta. There is a growing feeling amongst educators that thinking is a skill that should be given direct attention.

EDWARD DE BONO'S AUTHORISED WEBSITE - HOME PAGE. From Now On - Questioning Toolkit. Essential Questions These are questions which touch our hearts and souls.

From Now On - Questioning Toolkit

They are central to our lives. They help to define what it means to be human. Most important thought during our lives will center on such essential questions. What does it mean to be a good friend? If we were to draw a cluster diagram of the Questioning Toolkit, Essential Questions would be at the center of all the other types of questions.

All the other questions and questioning skills serve the purpose of "casting light upon" or illuminating Essential Questions. Most Essential Questions are interdisciplinary in nature. Essential Questions probe the deepest issues confronting us . . . complex and baffling matters which elude simple answers: Life - Death - Marriage - Identity - Purpose - Betrayal - Honor - Integrity - Courage - Temptation - Faith - Leadership - Addiction - Invention - Inspiration. Essential Questions are at the heart of the search for Truth. Edward de Bono CoRT Thinking Programme. CAF is a crystallisation of the process of trying to consider all the factors in a situation.

Edward de Bono CoRT Thinking Programme

This thinking operation is essentially related to action, decision, planning, judgement, and coming to a conclusion. People naturally assume that they have considered all the factors, but usually their consideration is limited to the obvious ones. Turning CAF into a deliberate operation switches attention from the importance of the factors to looking around for all the factors. Clearly it is difficult to consider all the factors, so in the teaching situation consideration can be limited to the ten most important factors (or any other number), or the lesson can be taught in terms of: the factors affecting oneself the factors affecting other people the factors affecting society in general. This gives the lesson structure. The emphasis of the lesson is on the factors that have been left out in a decision, plan, etc.

CAF = Consider All Factors: The de Bono Group. Applying Bloom's Taxonomy.