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Thinking Hats for Effective Group Work

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Thinking Hats based on Dr. Edward de Bono’s teachings.

The Thinking Hats include:

  • Black Hat – Critical Thinking
  • Blue Hat – Process Control
  • Red Hat – Feelings
  • Yellow Hat – Positive Thinking
  • Green Hat – Creative Solutions
  • White Hat – Facts and Information

  NSW Curriculum alignment

  Victorian Curriculum alignment

  • VCELA271

    Understand that successful cooperation with others depends on shared use of social conventions, including turn-taking patterns, and forms of address that vary according to the degree of formality in social situations

  Australian Curriculum alignment

  • ACELY1666

    Listen for specific purposes and information, including instructions, and extend students’ own and others' ideas in discussionsElaborationsusing spoken language for problem solving, and exploring ideas and concepts (Skills: Literacy, Critical an...

  • ACELA1476

    Understand that successful cooperation with others depends on shared use of social conventions, including turn-taking patterns, and forms of address that vary according to the degree of formality in social situationsElaborationsidentifying roles and...

  • ACELY1676

    Listen to and contribute to conversations and discussions to share information and ideas and negotiate in collaborative situationsElaborationsparticipating in collaborative discussions, building on and connecting ideas and opinions expressed by other...

  • ACELY1709

    Participate in and contribute to discussions, clarifying and interrogating ideas, developing and supporting arguments, sharing and evaluating information, experiences and opinionsElaborationsusing strategies, for example pausing, questioning, rephras...

  • ACELY1789

    Use interaction skills including initiating topics, making positive statements and voicing disagreement in an appropriate manner, speaking clearly and varying tone, volume and pace appropriatelyElaborationsdiscussing appropriate conventions to use in...

  • ACELY1792

    Use interaction skills, including active listening behaviours and communicate in a clear, coherent manner using a variety of everyday and learned vocabulary and appropriate tone, pace, pitch and volumeElaborationsparticipating in pair, group and clas...

  • ACELY1796

    Use interaction skills, for example paraphrasing, questioning and interpreting non-verbal cues and choose vocabulary and vocal effects appropriate for different audiences and purposesElaborationsparticipating in pair, group, class and school speaking...

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Have I seen here or somewhere else a question list to ask students so as to identify their learning style? Might be Blooms resource?

Haley Will · Jun 5th, 2020

Hi Haley,

Try our Bloom’s Taxonomy Resource Collection at https://www.teachstarter.com/au/teaching-resource-collection/blooms-taxonomy/

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Paul (Teach Starter) · Jun 7th, 2020

Very useful. Thanks

ann christensen · Jan 11th, 2015

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