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  • 1. Lateral Thinking Thinking outside the Box!
  • 2. Lateral Thinking • Lateral thinking is a term coined by Edward de Bono, a Maltese psychologist, physician, and writer • de Bono defines Lateral Thinking as methods of thinking concerned with changing concepts and perception.
  • 3. Edward De Bono Six Thinking Hats An aid to creative thinking
  • 4. Can You Solve this Puzzle?
  • 5. Can You Solve this Puzzle?
  • 6. Challenge You have 60 seconds to think of as many uses as you can for wire coat hangers
  • 7. On average, 6 year old children come up with 25 uses of the coat hanger.
  • 8. Is our our ability to think creatively at risk of being lost? • In most cases pre-school children explore their world through imagination and investigation and exercise ‘possibility thinking’(the engagement of everyday problems at a deep level). • As children become older, the prescriptive world of formal education pushes children through a series of educational narrow gates reduces their capacity to exercise ‘possibility thinking.’
  • 9. What are the characteristics of creative thinking? Creative thinking is characterised by: • Imagination • Open-mindedness • A willingness to explore unexpected routes
  • 10. How can we recognise creative thinking? When pupils are thinking and behaving creatively in the classroom, you are likely to see them: • Questioning and challenging • Making connections and seeing relationships. • Envisaging what might be • Exploring ideas, keeping options open • Reflecting critically on ideas, actions and outcomes.
  • 11. Thinking in hats (Edward de Bono) To aid creative thinking Edward de Bono came up with six notional hats that can be put on and taken off easily. • The hats are designed to indicate a role or mode of thinking. • It is based on the principle of parallel thinking. Adversarial Thinking Parallel Thinking a b a b
  • 12. The Red Hat • What do you feel about the suggestion? • What are your gut reactions? • What intuitions do you have? • Don’t think too long or too hard.
  • 13. The White Hat • The information seeking hat. • What are the facts? • What information is available? What is relevant? • When wearing the white hat we are neutral in our thinking.
  • 14. The Yellow Hat • The sunshine hat. • It is positive and constructive. • It is about effectiveness and getting a job done. • What are the benefits, the advantages?
  • 15. The Black Hat • The cautious hat. • In black hat the thinker points out errors or pit-falls. • What are the risks or dangers involved? • Identifies difficulties and problems.
  • 16. • This is the creative mode of thinking. • Green represents growth and movement. • In green hat we look to new ideas and solutions. • Lateral thinking wears a green hat. The Green Hat
  • 17. • The control hat, organising thinking itself. • Sets the focus, calls for the use of other hats. • Monitors and reflects on the thinking processes used. • Blue is for planning. The Blue Hat
  • 18. Six Thinking Hats Intuitive Informative Constructive Cautious CreativeReflective
  • 19. Red hat thinking Your task - say how you feel about the painting opposite.
  • 20. Black hat thinking Your task - discuss the following using black hat thinking. What if the school week was only 4 days and the weekend was 3 days long?
  • 21. Green hat Thinking Your 2 minute task A man is walking down a busy street with a brown paper bag over his head. Put on your green hat to suggest possible reasons why he might be doing this. Try to come up with at least 5 possibilities.
  • 22. Activity 1 Use the six hat thinking strategy to write a character profile of ... (Snow White, Robin Hood, Brad Pitt, Garfield, Lady Gaga...)