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WHY DE BONO'S SIX THINKING HATS?

Edward DeBono's strategies encourage participants to look at decisions from many different perspectives. Throughout the process students will learn to focus on data, consider emotional reactions, act cautiously, be optimistic, develop creative solutions, and stay on the right thinking track.

Ways to Use in the Classroom

Consider introducing the six types of thinking to younger students using one hat at a time. Practice each type of thinking often before introducing the next hat. As an activity, choose a topic or issue to discuss. Ask students to respond to the topic based on the color of hat they have been given. Later, try letting them respond spontaneously and have the other students try to guess what type of thinking they are using. Beginning in third or fourth grade, students benefit from practicing all six types of thinking in a situation.

 

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'

As teachers we strive to teach our students the skills and strategies to be critical thinkers and active learners. When we consider the need for our students to be active, we must consider that active literacy is the "means to deeper understanding and diverse, flexible thinking" (Harvey & Goudvis, 2007). Students that give their opinions, thoughts and ideas while also spending time questioning, connecting, debating, and inquiring are seen as engaged in their own learning and comprehension. While we may hear teachers telling students to "put on their thinking caps" or "get ready to think", as a primer to set-up learning, it's important to ensure that students are given the tools to critically contemplate about what they are learning.

The Six Thinking Hats
strategy uses the metaphor of "put on your thinking hat" to mimic a change of thought processes as one puts on or takes off a hat. Each colored hat represents a specific area to focus on when focus to consider ranging from looking at topic for new ideas, from a neutral and objective perspective, while taking an alternative perspective, with opportunity in mind, while focusing on emotions, or to consider the overall issue at hand (de Bono, 1987).

Some benefits of the Six Thinking Hats strategy include:
1. Students are allowed to say things without risk of ridicule.
2. Awareness is created that there are multiple perspectives on a topic or problem.
3. Is a convenient mechanism for transitions.
4. Rules for the game of thinking are verified (see link below).
5. Will lead to more creative thinking.
6. Improves communication.
7. Improves decision making

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