Why Do We Think?
• Because we can’t help it
• Reaction (to events)
• To make a living
• To solve problems
• To help others
• To generate ideas
• To Create (products)
• To Win
• To Learn
• To Improve
• To gain Knowledge
• Because it is Fun
Multiple Intelligence –
Verbal/Linguistic: This intelligence is related to words and language, both written and
spoken, and dominates most Western educational systems.
Logical/Mathematical: Often called scientific thinking, this intelligence deals with inductive and
deductive thinking/reasoning, numbers and the recognition of abstract patterns.
Visual/Spatial: This intelligence, which relies on the sense of sight and being able to visualise
an object, includes the ability to create internal mental images and pictures.
Body/Kinesthetic: This intelligence is related to physical movement and the knowings
and wisdom of the body, including the brain’s motor cortex, which controls body motion.
Musical/Rhythmic: This intelligence is based on the recognition of tonal patterns,
including various environmental sounds and sensitivity to rhythm and beats.
Naturalist: This intelligence deals with the recognition, appreciation
and understanding of the flora and fauna of the natural world.
Interpersonal: This intelligence operates primarily through person to person
relationships and communication.
Intrapersonal: This intelligence relates to inner states of being, self-reflection,
metacognition (thinking about thinking) and awareness of spiritual realities.
Ideas Trigger Ideas
(ex: MP3 Player)
Lots of crazy ideas
Thinking about Ideas
Filter based on interests,
No judging, no selection.
Write all ideas down
Thinking And Learning
Idea Logs, Blogs, Wikis
• Idea Logs
– A simple notebook or document to store your ideas
– Private (selectively shared)
– Blogs can be public or private
– Share Ideas and get feedback
– Claim territory
– More powerful than simple documents or blogs
– Interlinked Pages (hypertext)
Call for Action
• Keep an Idea Log (your secret)
• Start a Blog (Thinking Aloud)
• Keep a Wiki (Explore Ideas, Resources)
• Try Tools (Web Marks, Annotations)
• Map your Mind
A Few Things to Think About
• Do you know what you know?
• Do you know what you do not know?
• What is your TQ (thinking quotient)?
• What is your CTQ (collective thinking