Tech 4 Learners – Week 10 – Class Notes

6 Hats in a group

Everyone wears the same hat at the same time, but could be assigned to a team member in a more permanent role.

  1. Cheerleader
  2. Critic
  3. Emotion regulator
  4. Fact-finder
  5. Creative ideator
  6. Manager

Each hat has a color: (Wikipedia)

  • Managing – Blue – what is the subject? what are we thinking about? what is the goal?
  • Information – White – considering purely what information is available, what are the facts?
  • Emotions – Red – intuitive or instinctive gut reactions or statements of emotional feeling (but not any justification)
  • Discernment – Black – logic applied to identifying reasons to be cautious and conservativea
  • Optimistic response – Yellow – logic applied to identifying benefits, seeking harmony
  • Creativity – Green – statements of provocation and investigation, seeing where a thought goes