6 Thinking Hats & Instructional Design

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How The 6 Thinking Hats Methodology Can Be Applied To Instructional Design.

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6 Thinking Hats & Instructional Design

  1. Instructional DesignThe 6 Thinking Hats
  2. Six Thinking Hats is a flexible and easy-to-use thinking process
  3. It encourages Parallel Thinking, where everyoneexplores all sides of an issue at the same time
  4. Each of the Six Thinking Hatsrepresents a differentdirection or type of thinking, which is identified by a color
  5. WHITE HAT THINKINGData, facts, information known or needed
  6. INSTRUCTIONAL DESIGN & THE WHITE HAT Focus on the input content. Identify what information is available, what is needed, and what information is missing
  7. APPLYING THE PROCESSGo through all the content and cross reference it with the course outline given by the client
  8. APPLYING THE PROCESSGo through all the content and cross reference it with the course outline given by the client When in doubt raise a flag right away and ask the client for additional information
  9. BLACK HAT THINKING Difficulties, potential problems. Why something may not work
  10. INSTRUCTIONAL DESIGN & THE BLACK HAT Think critically, complete a thorough risk assessment, and identify ‘worst-case scenarios’
  11. APPLYING THE PROCESSConduct a thorough risk assessment considering project timelines, budgets, scope of development
  12. APPLYING THE PROCESSConduct a thorough risk assessment considering project timelines, budgets, scope of development Document your observations
  13. RED HAT THINKINGFeelings, hunches, gut instinct, and intuition
  14. INSTRUCTIONAL DESIGN & THE RED HATExpress your gut feelings about the instructional approach that you believe should be taken
  15. APPLYING THE PROCESSDecide the best approach depending on the type of content (and your instinct)
  16. APPLYING THE PROCESSDecide the best approach depending on the type of content (and your instinct) Don’t try to justify yourself. Just go all out
  17. GREEN HAT THINKING Creativity – possibilities, alternatives, solutions, new ideas
  18. INSTRUCTIONAL DESIGN & THE GREEN HATMove forward; seek new ideas and modify your existing ideas if required
  19. APPLYING THE PROCESS Bounce off new ideas, this will help you find potential flaws in your approach
  20. APPLYING THE PROCESS Bounce off new ideas, this will help you find potntial flaws in your approach
  21. APPLYING THE PROCESS Bounce off new ideas, this will help you find potential flaws in your approach Go back to the drawing board and come back with alternatives
  22. YELLOW HAT THINKING Values and benefits. Why something may work
  23. INSTRUCTIONAL DESIGN & APPLYING THE PROCESS THE YELLOW HAT Focus on the input content. Identifydown Justify your approach by listing whatinformation is available, what is needed,your its benefits and why you think and what information is missing. approach will work
  24. APPLYING THE PROCESS Have a clear idea of the benefits
  25. APPLYING THE PROCESS Have a clear idea of the benefits Finalize the approach
  26. BLUE HAT THINKING Manage the thinkingprocess, focus, next steps, action plans
  27. INSTRUCTIONAL DESIGN & THE BLUE HATSummarize your thoughts and conclude by formulating a plan of action. List out next steps and assign responsibility centers
  28. APPLYING THE PROCESS Create a project plan, allocate the most suitable resources, set project milestones and clearly assign centers of responsibility Read More
  29. Upside Learning Solutions Pvt. Ltd www.upsidelearning.com Email : info@upsidelearning.com Images courtesy of www.sxc.hu

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