LEFT BRAIN FUNCTIONS uses logic detail oriented facts rule words and language present and past math and science can comprehend Knowing acknowledges order/pattern perception knows object name reality based forms strategies practical safe
RIGHT BRAIN FUNCTIONS uses feeling "big picture" oriented imagination rules symbols and images present and future philosophy & religion can "get it" (i.e. meaning) believes appreciates spatial perception knows object function fantasy based presents possibilities impetuous risk taking
Gardner defines an "intelligence" as a group of abilities that:
Is somewhat autonomous from other human capacities.
Has a core set of information-processing operations.
Has a distinct history in the stages of development we each pass through.
Has plausible roots in evolutionary history
7 things that comprises intelligence
Verbal-Linguistic --The ability to use words and language
Logical-Mathematical --The capacity for inductive and deductive thinking and reasoning, as well as the use of numbers and the recognition of abstract patterns
Visual-Spatial --The ability to visualize objects and spatial dimensions, and create internal images and pictures
Body-Kinesthetic --The wisdom of the body and the ability to control physical motion
Musical-Rhythmic --The ability to recognize tonal patterns and sounds, as well as a sensitivity to rhythms and beats
Interpersonal --The capacity for person-to-person communications and relationships
Intrapersonal --The spiritual, inner states of being, self-reflection, and awareness
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How is a paradigm formed ?
A group of scientists placed 5 monkeys in a cage and in the middle, a ladder with bananas on the top.
Every time a monkey went up the ladder, the scientists soaked the rest of the monkeys with cold water.
After a while, every time a monkey went up the ladder, the others beat up the one on the ladder.
After some time, no monkey dare to go up the ladder regardless of the temptation.
Scientists then decided to substitute one of the monkeys. The 1 st thing this new monkey did was to go up the ladder. Immediately the other monkeys beat him up. After several beatings, the new member learned not to climb the ladder even though never knew why.
A 2 nd monkey was substituted and the same occurred. The 1 st monkey participated on the beating for the 2 nd monkey. A 3 rd monkey was changed and the same was repeated (beating). The 4 th was substituted and the beating was repeated and finally the 5 th monkey was replaced.
What was left was a group of 5 monkeys that even though never received a cold shower, continued to beat up any monkey who attempted to climb the ladder.
If it was possible to ask the monkeys why they would beat up all those who attempted to go up the ladder….. I bet you the answer would be…. “ I don’t know – that’s how things are done around here” Does it sounds familiar?
"Only two things are infinite : The universe and human stupidity. And I am not so sure about the former." Albert Einstein
Dr. Edward De Bono
Edward De Bono is a world-known expert in creative thinking. The 6 Thinking Hats is one such technique.
The main idea is to have the group only “wear one hat at a time” when considering a problem. The wearing of the hat is metaphorical. At any one time, everyone will wear the same colour, in other words, look at the problem at hand from only one perspective, the perspective indicated by the hat colour.
The White Hat: calls for information known or needed. "The facts, just the facts."
The Yellow Hat: symbolises brightness and optimism. You can explore the positives and probe for value and benefit
The Black Hat: signifies caution and critical thinking - do not overuse! Why something may not work
The Red Hat: signifies feelings, hunches and intuition - the place where emotions are placed without explanation
The Green Hat: focuses on creativity, possibilities, alternatives and new ideas. It is an opportunity to express new concepts and new perceptions - lateral thinking could be used here
The Blue Hat: is used to manage the thinking process. It ensures that the 'Six Thinking Hats' guidelines are observed.
Look at decisions and problems systematically
Generate more and better ideas
Improve team results
Solve problems, innovate and create.
Allow to say things without risk
Create awareness that there are multiple perspectives on the issue at hand
Convenient mechanism for 'switching gears'
Rules for the game of thinking
Lead to more creative thinking
Improve decision making
Teams and Individuals learn "How to":
Adopt a deliberate thinking process for solving problems and finding opportunities
Reduce adversarial interactions between team members
Stimulate innovating by focusing creative energy
Create dynamic and positive meetings that make people want to participate
Spot opportunities where others see problems
See beyond the obvious
View problems from new and unusual angles
See all sides of a situation
Keep egos and 'turf protection' in check
Isolate the types of thinking - negatives, positives etc
Identify information that is missing or needed
Spot dangers and potential problems and ways to overcome and avoid them
* Follow the instruction below. * 1) Stare at the 4 little dots on the middle of the picture for 30 seconds * 2) then look at a wall near you * 3) a bright spot will appear * 4) twinkle a few times and you‘ll see a figure * 5) What do you see? Or even WHO do you see?