Friday, May 29, 2009

Edward de Bono Hats and Learning Styles

Edward de Bono's Hats and Learning Styles



“The Six Thinking Hats” is a concept made famous by Edward de Bono. It’s a brainstorming technique used for investigating different perspectives towards a complex situation.


To put it simply, every participant in the brainstorming meeting is asked to put on a hat of a certain colour (literally or figuratively) and to think only about the implications of that hat. For example, if you’re wearing the White Hat (which stands for fact and information), you are only allowed to think and talk about the factual aspects of the problem you’re exploring. No emotions should enter your argument until you put on the Red Hat.


Edward de Bono also invented “The Six Action Shoes” to label business actions, as well as “The Six Value Medals” to appraise a project’s value.


Sounds like fun? Then you’re probably more of a global than sequential thinker, and you most likely enjoy change and variety.


Sounds a bit silly? If that’s the case, chances are good that your thinking processes are more analytic than holistic.


It all depends on your learning style, in other words, on the unique set of preferences and non-preferences that determines the way in which you concentrate and work at your very best.


Friday, May 22, 2009

Carbon-friendly Learning Styles

Learning a Responsible Life Style

No matter what your Learning Style is, analytic or holistic, visual or tactile, impulsive or reflective, you will have heard of global warming, carbon emissions and their impact on your life style.

If you believe that your life style is ‘costing the earth’, you’re probably right.

  • How much electricity do you use to do your washing, heating the house, surfing the Internet, watching the news on TV, having light in your dining room, cooking your meal, repelling mosquitoes and charging your iPod?
  • How much waste do you add to the planet’s landfills?
  •  Does your food come from the farm next door or from a country across the ocean? Do you know what its carbon footprint is in terms of transport?


Educational Aids and Toys - an Example 

Consider the latest toy or learning aid you’ve purchased. Chances are, it was made in a faraway country using a carbon-expensive production process. Chances are, it came packaged in a large box, a mixture of cardboard, plastic and millions of little wires to hold it attractively in place (the packaging probably took even more carbon emissions to make). Chances are, within a few months the toy will break and join its expensive packaging on the garbage dumb.


Learning Styles Are Environment-Friendly! 

Learning Styles from Prashnig Style Solutions and Creative Learning are environment-friendly. No carbon miles have been involved in their production, because the team works in a virtual office and it’s a clean process. The ready product was ported directly onto the Internet, so there was no transport cost. And because you can purchase our Learning Styles online from the comfort of your home, you don’t clock up carbon miles, either.


Our Offer to You 

Let us show you what learning tools to make at home (without the expensive carbon footprint) depending on your unique Learning Style. (You will need to purchase a profile credit to do your analysis online.)

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Your Success Is in the Follow Through

What Is Your Dream?

Imagine you find Aladdin’s lamp and the gene grants you three wishes (the proviso is that you can’t wish for more wishes). Do you know what the three wishes would be, or do you have to think about it?

  • Wish 1
  • Wish 2
  • Wish 3

Now imagine you find Aladdin’s lamp, but in this scenario the gene grants you only one wish (again, you can’t wish for more wishes).

  • One and Only Wish

If you can’t say for sure what that one wish would be, you don’t have a dream.


How to Get Your Dream

Napoleon Bonaparte said: 'I only focus on my outcome and obstacles will give way'.

He lost his focus at Waterloo.

Can you learn from his mistake?


The Journey

What is success? What does it means? What does it mean to you? How will you know that you’ve achieved it?

Before you embark on the journey, it’s important that you get to know yourself.

Be determined and never give up, no matter what other people say about your talent or the lack thereof.

Susan Boyle, the unemployed 47-year-old contestant TV show “Britain’s Got Talent”, was ridiculed when she appeared on the stage. But she had a dream, and she was not afraid to sing it. Susan Boyle lived her dream - can you?

What Is Your Working Style?

A Working Style is a set of your strengths that empower you to work in the way that’s optimal for you, from communication to making decisions and solving problems.

What’s yours?

Thursday, May 07, 2009

Gifts for Mother’s Day


Do you know your child’s Learning Style?


If you’re a mother, your child’s success is probably the best gift you can imagine for Mother’s Day.


Did you know? Your child’s achievements at school, sports and social interactions depend on how well you know their Learning Style. Note: it’s not that one Learning Style is better than another. It’s simply that knowing your child’s Learning Style empowers you to help them learn using their strengths.



What is a Learning Style?


A Learning Style is the way in which your child learns best, all their strengths and non-preferences regarding the input, the learning environment, the social groupings and their attitude towards learning.


What does your child’s Learning Style need in order to learn best? Find out.



What is a Learning Style Analysis (LSA)?


LSA is an online tool that reveals HOW your children can:

·        learn to enjoy doing homework,

·        perform better at school,

·        become better communicators,

·        get the grades and the recognition they deserve.



Our Mother’s Day Gift To You


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