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What is DeBono's Six Thinking Hats?

DeBono's Six Thinking Hats is a dialogue technique for looking at a decision from multiple angles. Individual group members take on an assigned perspective (or "Thinking Hat") for the duration of the discussion. For example, when talking about how to handle a situation, one person will take responsibility for pointing out any needs for more information, another will highlight all the exciting possibilities, and another will point out all the problems. Six Thinking Hats was created by Edward de Bono. Since then, several variations of this technique have appeared using variations on the original six perspectives.

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Devils Advocacy, Dialectical Inquiry

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