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Edward de Bono

Edward de Bono
Edward de Bono (born 19 May 1933) is a Maltese physician, author, inventor and consultant. He originated the term lateral thinking,[citation needed] wrote the book Six Thinking Hats and is a proponent of the deliberate teaching of thinking as a subject in schools. Biography[edit] Professor de Bono has held faculty appointments at the universities of Oxford, Cambridge, London and Harvard.[1] He is a professor at Malta, Pretoria, Central England and Dublin City University. He has written 57 books with translations into 34 languages.[1] He has taught his thinking methods to government agencies, corporate clients, organizations and individuals, privately or publicly in group sessions. In 1995, he created the futuristic documentary film, 2040: Possibilities by Edward de Bono, depicting a lecture to an audience of viewers released from a cryogenic freeze for contemporary society in the year 2040.[1] Ideas[edit] Critiques[edit] In the Handbook of Creativity, Robert J. Published works[edit] Related:  Edward de Bono - Six Thinking Hats & CoRTSix Hats

de Bono for Business Six Thinking Hats The de Bono Group - Six Thinking Hats Used with well-defined and explicit Return On Investment success in corporations worldwide, Six Thinking Hats is a simple, effective parallel thinking process that helps people be more productive, focused, and mindfully involved. A powerful tool set, which once learned can be applied immediately! You and your team members can learn how to separate thinking into six clear functions and roles. Each thinking role is identified with a colored symbolic "thinking hat." Using Six Thinking Hats®, you and your team will learn how to use a disciplined process which will... Significant Applications for the Parallel Thinking Process of Six Thinking Hats Leadership DevelopmentTeam Productivity, Alignment and CommunicationCreative and innovative thinkingMeeting leadership and decision makingProduct and Process Improvement, and Project Management Critical, Analytical Thinking and Problem-SolvingOrganizational Change/PerformanceWherever High Performance Thinking and Action is needed Introducing

Six Thinking Hats: A Tool to Strengthen Critical Thinking, Collaboration, Communication, and Creativity Skills | John Pitson 6 Thinking Hats - Edward de Bono The Six Thinking Hats technique (6TH) of Edward de Bono is a model that can be used for exploring different perspectives towards a complex situation or challenge. Seeing things in various ways is often a good idea in strategy formation or complex decision-making processes. The 6TH technique is designed to help individuals deliberately adopt a variety of perspectives on a subject that may be very different from the one that they might most naturally assume. In wearing a particular thinking hat, people play roles, or "as if" themselves into a particular perspective. For instance, one could play the devil’s advocate, even if only for the sake of generating discussion. The purpose of devil’s advocacy is to deliberately challenge an idea: be critical, look for what is wrong with it. Each of the Hats is named for a color that is mnemonically descriptive of the perspective one adopts when wearing the particular hat. The 6 hats and the perspectives they represent are: Using the Six Hats

Two Great Classroom Posters on The Six Thinking Hats July 17, 2014The Six Thinking Hats is a book written by Edward de Bono in which he lays out a practical method that expands on the very simple concept of thinking. Since its publication a decade ago, several teachers and educators worldwide have adopted Edward's thinking approach with success. The Six Thinking Hats can be used with students in class to enhance their thinking and decision making skills. For De Bono intelligence is the potential of the human brain and thinking is the skill to tap into this potential. If you haven't yet read Six Thinking Hats then you should definitely do so before the start of the new school year. To bring you close to the concept of the Six Thinking Hats, I am sharing with you this awesome poster to use in class: Six Thinking Hats Quick Summary

untitled THE 7th HAT: for WISDOM and METACOGNITION In a recent interview I was asked to add one more thinking hat to the original ’6 thinking caps’ developed by SOT in 1983. I suggested the Seventh Hat for Wisdom, the Grey Thinking Hat. Survival is clever and requires intelligence. Long term survival endows broad experience and knowledge and is a very clever thing, indeed. The Grey Thinking Hat is for Wisdom. The experience of surviving for a complete generation through childhood, adolescence and adulthood endows knowledge and perspective that a young brain cannot match. To achieve 50 years of survival, through two or more generations, allows the brain to build a database of experience which offers a perspective of history, an understanding of long term consequences, a faculty for prediction and a wisdom that cannot be acquired in any other way. (Master Vincent Van Gogh’s Self Portrait with Grey Hat, Paris, 1887) Grey Hat Thinking is the ability to see consequences, immediate, short term and long term.

Parallel thinking Parallel thinking is a term coined and implemented by Edward de Bono.[1][2] Parallel thinking is described as a constructive alternative to "adversarial thinking", debate and in general the approach the GG3 (Greek gang of three) has been known to advocate.[3] In general parallel thinking is a further development of the well known lateral thinking processes, focusing even more on explorations—looking for what can be rather than for what is. Definition[edit] Parallel thinking is defined as a thinking process where focus is split in specific directions. In adversarial debate, the objective is to prove or disprove statements put forward by the parties (normally two). Crucial to the method is that the process is done in a disciplined manner, and that all participants play along and contribute in parallel. Implementations[edit] Six Thinking Hats[2] See also[edit] References[edit]

Méthode des six chapeaux Un article de Wikipédia, l'encyclopédie libre. Pour cela, chaque participant prend un « chapeau » d'une couleur particulière, lui assignant ou lui reconnaissant un rôle. Ce chapeau peut changer durant la réunion. Il peut aussi être identique à celui d'autres participants. La méthode[modifier | modifier le code] Quand il s'agit d'utiliser la méthode lors d'une réunion, le principe est de faire l’effort d’endosser tous les modes de pensée à tour de rôle (ou de les reconnaître chez les autres intervenants). Ce système crée un climat de discussion cordial et créatif et facilite la contribution de chacun. Cette méthode centralise l’énergie créatrice de l’équipe, rarement sollicitée. Quand il s'agit d'un management personnel, l'effort se porte sur le changement successif des modes de pensée. Les différents chapeaux[modifier | modifier le code] Chapeau blancLa neutralité : lorsqu’il porte le chapeau blanc, le penseur énonce des faits purement et simplement.

Po (lateral thinking) A "po" is an idea which moves thinking forward to a new place from where new ideas or solutions may be found. The term was created by Edward de Bono as part of a lateral thinking technique to suggest forward movement, that is, making a statement and seeing where it leads to. It is an extraction from words such as hypothesis, suppose, possible and poetry, all of which indicate forward movement and contain the syllable "po." Po can be taken to refer to any of the following: provoking operation, provocative operation or provocation operation. Also, in ancient Polynesian and the Maori, the word "po" refers to the poporiginal chaotic state of formlessness, from which evolution occurred. For example, Sales are dropping off because our product is perceived as old fashioned. Some of the above ideas may be impractical, not sensible, not business-minded, not politically correct, or just plain daft. Edward de Bono.

Put on Six Thinking Hats Develop Critical and Creative Thinking Skills: Put on Six Thinking Hats® McAleer, F. F. Franny F. Indiana University of Pennsylvania “PUT ON YOUR THINKING HAT!” Thinking is the foundation for listening, speaking, reading and writing. Six Thinking Hats® is an internationally recognized tool to teach thinking in all content areas. “The teachers and students were captivated and involved with the Six Hats®. Teresa Davis, Coordinator of Gifted Services, Peoria Unified School District, Phoenix, AZ The impact of Six Hats® and stories from teachers and educational leaders who use them will be the focus of this journal article. The Six Hats® are described in this section and provide a basis for learning and applying them to your curriculum. FACTS, INFORMATION, DATA, RESEARCH NEEDED. What are the facts about … What do you need or want to know about … FEELINGS, HUNCHES, EMOTIONS, INTUITION. What are your feelings about ___? CAUTION, RISKS, JUDGMENT. BENEFITS, GOOD, VALUE, STRENGTHS. What if ...?

Effective Thinking Skills Course - The Edward de Bono online course in Thinking The Online de Bono Thinking Skills Course At last! A distributed on-line learning course designed by Edward de Bono. The aim of this course is to train people in thinking and to give them 'self esteem' in their ability to think. "Thank you very much for this excellent course. The course consists of three modules: Basic Thinking ToolsThinking SituationsCreativity and Lateral Thinking This module consists of sections on: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. In this course you will use basic thinking tools and develop skills in their use by practising them on the sort of problems that you might encounter in real life. This course is based on thirty years' experience in the teaching of thinking to thousands of youngsters and adults. The course is on the CoRT Thinking Programme (CoRT stands for Cognitive Research Trust) which is the most widely used programme for the teaching of thinking worldwide it has been developed by Dr.

Six Thinking Hats - Decision-Making Skills Training from MindTools Looking at a Decision From All Points of View Look at decisions from many angles, with James Manktelow & Amy Carlson. 'Six Thinking Hats' is an important and powerful technique. It is used to look at decisions from a number of important perspectives. This forces you to move outside your habitual thinking style, and helps you to get a more rounded view of a situation. This tool was created by Edward de Bono in his book '6 Thinking Hats'. Many successful people think from a very rational, positive viewpoint. Similarly, pessimists may be excessively defensive, and more emotional people may fail to look at decisions calmly and rationally. If you look at a problem with the 'Six Thinking Hats' technique, then you will solve it using all approaches. How to Use the Tool You can use Six Thinking Hats in meetings or on your own. Each 'Thinking Hat' is a different style of thinking. White Hat: With this thinking hat you focus on the data available. Example Key Points

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