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Thinking Hats


Why use the six Thinking Hats?


"Creativity involves breaking out of established patterns in order to look at things in a different ways." Edward de Bona



In 1985 Dr. Edward de Bono developed the "Six Thinking Hats" tool, an important and powerful technique.  Six Thinking Hats is a simple, effective parallel thinking process, that helps people be more productive, focused and mindfully involved.


Each hat is a different colour which signals the thinking process.  In a group setting each pupils thinks using the same hat, at the same time, on the same challenge.


What is the 'thinking' behind each hat?