The Six Thinking Hats® is a tool that has been used by people in the business world and the educational community. This methodology of thinking was invented by Dr. Edward De Bono. He is considered an expert in the field of creative thinking and the direct teaching of thinking as a skill. He has written sixty-two books which have been translated into thirty-seven languages. Dr. de Bono has earned, (M.D., Ph.D.), degrees in medicine, psychology, physiology, and philosophy, and Rhodes Scholar. He has held faculty positions at the universities of Oxford, Cambridge, London, and Harvard.
The six hats critical thinking strategy is an excellent tool to be used in any subject area to extend student thinking and understanding. This strategy pushes students to think about the current topic/concept through six different perspectives.
The 6 Hats strategy can be used whole class, in small groups, or individually.
Included in this bundle:
• Table tents for each of the six hats so you can assign each table in your classroom to “put on” one hat and then share out ideas.
• Bookmarks for students to keep in hand during partner work, group work, stations, discussions, etc. I suggest printing these on cardstock and laminating them.
• 5 different graphic organizers that could be used with the 6 Hats strategy
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