Wednesday, 14 April 2010

Exploiting Web 2.0 - eTwinning and Collaboration

Hi friends,

it looks like lots of LLT members are interested in Web 2.0 and its incredible didactic opportunities.

I'm in the eTwinning Learning Event Exploiting Web 2.0 - eTwinning and Collaboration and I was so happy to find there Irene, Magdalena, Daniela, Eric, Tatjana and lots of other LLT members.

The course is very useful and I strongly advise all of you to try out at least one of the eTwinning on-line Learning Events.

Maybe you'll want to try with the next one, Tools for eTwinning - presenter Ioanna Kominou (19 – 28 April).

Of course, we will upload in the LLT TwinSpace the most interesting info coming from this course.

So, have fun with eTwinning everybody!


Friday, 9 April 2010

Edward de Bono Six Thinking Hats

The technique
The Six Thinking Hats technique of Edward de Bono is a model that can be used for exploring different perspectives towards a complex situation or challenge. Seeing things in various ways is often a good idea in strategy formation or complex decision-making processes.
It provides a means for groups to think together more effectively, and a means to plan thinking processes in a detailed and cohesive way.

Types of hats
The six hats and the thinking processes that they represent
White hat Facts & Information
Red hat Feelings & Emotions
Black hat Logical negative
Yellow hat Logical positive
Green hat Creative thinking & Possibilities
Blue hat Control of process & Steps

Main benefits
Main benefits of Six Thinking Hats method:
1. Allow to say things without risk
2. Create awareness that there are multiple perspectives on the issue at hand
3. Convenient mechanism for 'switching gears'
4. Rules for the game of thinking
5. Focus thinking
6. Lead to more creative thinking
7. Improve communication
8. Improve decision making

Monday, 5 April 2010