Six Hats Thinking Assignment Components
For the Student: Background…
In this assignment you will use the format described below to examine/compare a number of [theories, articles/blogs/pieces of literature or art/studies/approaches/developments] that reflect specific content dealt with in this course.
This template is intended to support you in using several kinds of thinking •
Informational - consider what you already know about the subject, bring new information to the question, and decide on its authority •
Metacognitive/executive – monitor how what you are doing aligns with what you want to be doing •
Logical negative – Identify faults, flaws, risks and dangers •
Logical positive – Identify strengths, good points, opportunities •
Creative – develop/design/imagine new or different approaches or perspectives •
Affective – identify one’s own emotional process and stance towards the topic This structure is based on the “Six Thinking Hats” of Edward de Bono. There is evidence that this approach can support you in thinking in a way that is more rich, balanced and comprehensive. In this assignment you will be using [six] of the six hats. Each “hat” represents a certain perspective you are to take.
For the student: Instructions…
Choose two or more theories, articles/blogs/pieces of literature or art/studies/approaches/developments(the “pieces”) that you wish to examine or compare dealt with in this course. 2.
Look at the marking guide below
What to do
Summarize the information presented or referenced in the pieces. Identify important information that is not provided in the piece.
Identify good points, strengths, advantages or benefits in the piece. The focus is “positive.”
Identify weaknesses, disadvantages or risks. The focus is “negative.”
Say how you personally feel about the piece. Do NOT explain or justify your answer. (Note,...
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