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De Bono thinking tools

Edward de Bono's six thinking hats

Edward de Bono advocates the deliberate and explicit teaching of thinking techniques, especially in schools.

He created the concept of 'lateral thinking' (i.e. sideways thinking) which he argued would produce more creative solutions than tradition linear thinking. In his more recent work, he has argued that the language we use may often be a barrier rather than a help to communication, and has proposed new forms of language based on numerical codes.

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