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Copy of Six Thinking Hats

IPSE Assesment

Verity Hurd

on 14 June 2013

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Transcript of Copy of Six Thinking Hats

Why the 6 hats?
What will you do today?

Name all 6 thinking hats and actively apply the thinking process
List work situations where it would be beneficial to use the 6 thinking hats
Commit to using the process for the identified situations



Yellow Hat-
Symbolizes brightness and optimism. Under this hat you explore the positives and probe for value and benefit.

Blue Hat-
Is used to manage the thinking process. It is the control mechanism.
Focus on 'whats possible' rather than 'whats wrong'
Quickly solve problems and discover opportunities
Ensure different perspectives are used to explore all possibilities
Be more productive, focused and mindfully involved
Green Hat-
Focuses on creativity; the possibilities, alternatives and new ideas. Its an opportunity to express new concepts and new perceptions.
White Hat-
Calls for information known or needed. The facts, just the facts.
Black Hat-
Is judgement. The devils advocate or why something may not work. Spot the difficulties and dangers; where things might go wrong. Probably the most powerful and useful of the hats but a problem if overused.
Red Hat-
Signifies feelings, hunches and intuition. When using this hat you can express emotions, feelings and shares fears, likes, dislikes, loves and hates.
'The main difficulty of thinking is confusion. we try to do too much at once. Emotions, information, logic, hope and creativity all crowd in on us. it is like juggling with too many balls.'
-Edward De Bono
Holiday Game Show

Split into 2 teams- Team A and Team B
There will be 5 rounds
We will ask you questions that are based on all the aspects of planning a holiday
You will have 1 minute or 30 seconds to generate as many answers as you can to the questions provided
Quickly add up how many responses your team has generated
Its not about quality, its about quantity!
what is it?
This critical-thinking tool is great for anyone involved in planning, problem solving and decision making. This simple and fun technique, ensures that a variety of different perspectives are used to explore all possibilities.
Edward De Bono
Worlds leading authority in creative thinking
6 hats....
It is a powerful thinking technique used to look at decisions from different perspectives. It achieves a more rounded view of a situation.
How does it work?
Each thinking role is identified with a coloured symbolic 'thinking hat', by mentally wearing and switching 'hats' you can easily focus or redirect thoughts, conversations and decisions.
The Blue Hat

The Facilitator- manages the thinking process
Explains the rules, outlines objectives, leads the process and monitors progress
The conservative Black Hat

Risks, difficulties, dangers, problems

You have 1 minute to name as many things as you can that may stop you from having the perfect holiday
The Logical white hat

Facts, resources, needs, relevance

You have 1 minute to name as many factors as you can that need to be taken into consideration when planning a holiday
The emotional Red Hat
Intuition, gut reaction, feelings

You have 30 seconds to name as many different emotions you may feel when planning a holiday
The Creative Green Hat

Possibilities, alternatives, new ideas, solutions

You have 1 minute to name as many different types of holidays
The positive Yellow Hat

Advantages, benefits, constructive

You have 1 minute to name as many happy benefits of a perfect holiday as you can
Summary and Next steps
What have we achieved?
How could we improve it with more time?
What are the benefits?
What could we use it for?

Whats your commitment?
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