Lateral Thinking and the Six Thinking Hats (methodology + tool)

What is it?
Lateral thinking was coined in 1967 by Edward de Bono, a Maltese physician, psychologist, author, inventor and consultant psychologist. It is concerned with solving problems through an indirect and creative approach, using reasoning that is not immediately obvious and involving ideas that may not be obtainable by using only traditional step-by- step logic35. Edward de Bono invented a technique useful to train and develop the lateral thinking: “The Six Thinking Hats”. It is a tool for group discussion and individual thinking involving six coloured hats. The approach is based on the assumption that when people think about complex issues, they are overcrowded with emotions, logic, data, hopefulness, and creativity.
Why is it useful in VET?
The Six Thinking Hats is a well-known method used in pedagogy to understand the student’s behaviour.
It is an engaging and funny way to introduce the creative thinking.
What are the multidisciplinary details?
Psychology, Lateral thinking, Educational Sciences

Quote: Intellectual Output 3 / Peppino Franco / S. 29 ff

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  • Last modified: 2018/02/08 11:42
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