Six Thinking Hats is a system designed by Edward de Bono which describes a tool for group discussion and individual thinking involving six colored hats.Different color of the hat representing different functions.” class, six thinking hat” helps the group to plan thinking processes in a detailed and cohesive way, by doing so to think together more effectively.class the teacher told us to create a green project/campaign for Murdoch University through group discussion.So 6 student in a group representing the 6 thinking hat, however, the color of the hat for some student is the same.I name 6 students ,A,B,C,D,E,F(me).Once we got the idea, everyone is throwing their point of views, each us name few possible project/campaign that can carry out.
Student A-pickup rubbish around the camps
Student B-More recycle bins
Student C-Junk for Prize campaign
Student D-Personal water bottles
Student E-No smoke day
Student F-Replace Aircon with fans for around 1hr
After a deep discussion with the group, student D suggest that we should select no smoke day as a campaign to carry out. However, was rejected by student C. Student C said it will not work as he is a smoker himself plus lots of people in schools are smokers too, they will definitely felt uncomfortable about this idea. What about replaced aircon with fans for around 1 hr.Few of us thought that it was a good idea, only Student B dislike the idea, based on what he had researched and calculated, it is very expensive to replaced every aircon in the class with fan and also quite a lot of manpower to do this in a short time frame. After sometime, Student A and studentF(me) went to do some researched on available ideas, we come out with student C ‘s idea. Student D did not like the idea, so we state the facts on how this campaign can benefit us until Student A had no reason not to accept it.
After we accept the idea, we need to make this idea more attractive for the student to participate.Student A asks each student to name 1 junk to bring to school.
Student A-Bringing your textbook and notes
Student D-Receive a star every 1kg
Student F-The more the stars, the bigger the merchandise(Murdoch T-shirt)
We conclude the benefits that can bring to school and students:
-Satisfactory feeling to those who participate
-Put your unwanted things into good use
-Increase the reputation of Murdoch University
Throwback: Hard to encourage Student.
From this group discussion, i understand that each color of the hat is a very unique and important role. When comes to some situations more than 1 student have the same color of the hat, it is either good or bad for the team depending on the color of the hat.
Pro: come out with many ideas
con: Team conflict
In conclusion, thinking hat will help:
Avoid the easy but mediocre decisions by knowing how to dig deeper
Increase productivity and even more important — be more effective
Make creative solutions the norm
Maximize and organize each person’s thoughts and ideas
Get to the right solution quickly and with a shared vision