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Thinking Codes, Triggers, Games & Templates  for   Doctoral Studies Alwyn Lau
 
“ Give me white, yellow, black  and green.”
Edward de Bono Inventor of the 6 Thinking Hats, Lateral Thinking, etc.
 
 
Facts Figures Information
a CODE for clearer  communication
 
Problems Risks Judgment
Benefits Optimism All Positive
 
Adversarial Thinking Parallel Thinking
a GAME to remove  bias from thinking
Ego  must be separated from  Performance
Alternatives Options Choices
“ Creativity begins with the generation of alternatives.” Edward de Bono
The  Birthday  Present
“ Our traditional thinking is concerned with:  What-IS . It isn’t good at designing  What-CAN-BE .” Edward de Bono
Invent. Reinvent. Repeat.
a TRIGGER to generate ideas
Emotions ‘ Gut-Feel’ Feelings
Always ‘Factor In’ Emotions Be Sensitive to  Sensitivity Avoid “Cognitive Violence” No matter how great your ideas and arg...
Controlling the other 5 hats “ We need more options!” “ Is it too yellow? Too much black?”
a TEMPLATE for  all-rounded thinking
The 6 Hats are useful as a… <ul><li>Code  for systematic communication </li></ul><ul><li>Game  for objective evaluation/an...
How do we use the hats  in doctoral studies
Doctoral Studies and the Hats <ul><li>More effective communication between faculty and students </li></ul><ul><li>Clear an...
<ul><li>Green </li></ul><ul><ul><li>List down at least a dozen topics, areas, industries, problems you may have an interes...
Doctoral Studies and the Hats (cont’d) <ul><li>White </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What are all the facts I need to know BEFORE I ...
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Thinking Hats for Doctoral Studies

  1. 1. Thinking Codes, Triggers, Games & Templates for Doctoral Studies Alwyn Lau
  2. 3. “ Give me white, yellow, black and green.”
  3. 4. Edward de Bono Inventor of the 6 Thinking Hats, Lateral Thinking, etc.
  4. 7. Facts Figures Information
  5. 8. a CODE for clearer communication
  6. 10. Problems Risks Judgment
  7. 11. Benefits Optimism All Positive
  8. 13. Adversarial Thinking Parallel Thinking
  9. 14. a GAME to remove bias from thinking
  10. 15. Ego must be separated from Performance
  11. 16. Alternatives Options Choices
  12. 17. “ Creativity begins with the generation of alternatives.” Edward de Bono
  13. 18. The Birthday Present
  14. 19. “ Our traditional thinking is concerned with: What-IS . It isn’t good at designing What-CAN-BE .” Edward de Bono
  15. 20. Invent. Reinvent. Repeat.
  16. 21. a TRIGGER to generate ideas
  17. 22. Emotions ‘ Gut-Feel’ Feelings
  18. 23. Always ‘Factor In’ Emotions Be Sensitive to Sensitivity Avoid “Cognitive Violence” No matter how great your ideas and arguments are…
  19. 24. Controlling the other 5 hats “ We need more options!” “ Is it too yellow? Too much black?”
  20. 25. a TEMPLATE for all-rounded thinking
  21. 26. The 6 Hats are useful as a… <ul><li>Code for systematic communication </li></ul><ul><li>Game for objective evaluation/analysis </li></ul><ul><li>Trigger to generate more and new ideas </li></ul><ul><li>Template for all-rounded thinking </li></ul>
  22. 27. How do we use the hats in doctoral studies
  23. 28. Doctoral Studies and the Hats <ul><li>More effective communication between faculty and students </li></ul><ul><li>Clear and focused thinking </li></ul><ul><li>Thinking games for (facilitated?) group discussion and more objective analysis </li></ul><ul><li>Full spectrum of thinking about research (especially emotions!) </li></ul>
  24. 29. <ul><li>Green </li></ul><ul><ul><li>List down at least a dozen topics, areas, industries, problems you may have an interest in researching </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What are all the possible issues, angles and dimensions which could emerge from this survey? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What are 10 recommendations resulting from this research </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Black & Yellow </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What are the key problems with arguments I admire? Have I covered all the benefits of views I don’t agree with? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What else can I do? What could I have missed out? </li></ul></ul>Doctoral Studies and the Hats (cont’d)
  25. 30. Doctoral Studies and the Hats (cont’d) <ul><li>White </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What are all the facts I need to know BEFORE I begin? Do I have enough hard data? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Are all my facts accurate? Could I have mistaken ‘subjective interpretation’ for ‘objective truth’? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Red & Blue </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What are my biases and possible blind-spots? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How does this topic affect me emotionally and what does this say about me, the topic, etc.? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Have I generated enough ideas, points and options? </li></ul></ul>
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