Bono School of Thinking
only establishment in Singapore legally authorised
to provide training in Edward de Bono's Thinking
& Creativity Programmes for Students.
De Bono School of Thinking - Singapore
Edward de Bono has defined THINKING as "THE
OPERATING SKILL WITH WHICH INTELLIGENCE ACTS
If IQ is the innate horsepower
of a car and KNOWLEDGE is the
fuel, then THINKING SKILL can
be equated with driving skill. Only a skilful
driver can make optimum use of a car's potential.
Because of this realisation, many schools for
the exceptionally gifted are now using Dr de
Bono's Thinking programs in a deliberate attempt
to avoid the "intelligence trap" which occurs
when a high IQ is not accompanied by effective
de Bono believes that good thinking does not
occur naturally. He believes there is a need
to teach thinking. One should realise that it
is never too early to be taught this most fundamental
of human skills.
increasingly complicated future will undoubtedly
challenge anyone to come up with clear and constructive
thinking: making decisions, making choices,
taking initiatives and being creative.
do not claim to make a child more intelligent.
But if parental and seminar participants' feedback
is anything to go by, Dr de Bono's Thinking
Methods have definitely helped 99% of the students
and participants (including gifted students)
in the use of their thinking potential in both
their academic work and in their personal day-to-day
send your child to Dr de Bono's Thinking Programmes?
programmes will equip your child with the essential
thinking skills which major corporations have found
necessary to include in their training roadmaps
for their senior executives. It is never
too early to start acquiring these skills
through programmes designed by Dr de Bono himself.
child will learn to apply the same tools to help
them generate ideas for their projects in school.
They will be taught simple methods to help them
think out of the box as well as a system of tools
to help them evaluate the viability of their projects.
are therefore able to tune the mind of your child
to respond to the demands of business and industry.
We train for the future.
than 50,000 children in Singapore and HongKong have
attended our programmes.
from our students
for PRE-SCHOOLERS, PRIMARY, SECONDARY and JUNIOR COLLEGE
call us at (65) 6535 7602 or 6535 7627 for clarifications.
Thinking Hats® for Students (for Primary 1 onwards)
Six Thinking Hats® Method is based on Dr Edward
de Bono's extensive experience in the field of direct
teaching of thinking across different ages and abilities.
It will teach the tools which enable your child to be
more focused and disciplined in their thinking habits,
resulting in greater systematic and structured output.
Your child will learn how to separate thinking into
six distinct categories. Each category is identified
with its own coloured metaphorical "thinking hat".
By mentally wearing and switching "hats",
your child can easily stay focused or redirect thoughts
during learning and conversation.
your child will :
the ability to think more creatively
understand the need to separate the thinking
process into different modes and learn to
think in one mode at a time
weaknesses and dangers in new ideas easily
benefits and strengths in new proposals
the role of emotion and intuition in decision
to utilise information effectively.
Awareness Programme 1 (CAP 1™) for Preschoolers
are naturally curious and they never seem to run out
of questions. CAP 1 seeks to capitalise on this curiosity
by equipping the child with tools with which to channel
his queries in clearly focused directions.
programme makes the child aware of:
modes of questioning which thus allows the child
to indicate more clearly the direction of his/her
concept of "POSSIBILITY" as a viable alternative
to YES/NO thinking
need to explain their answers when such answers
would appear logically "Unacceptable"
fact that "thinking" can be fun
concept of groupings – an important
step in moving the child from the specific to the
need to think before giving an answer
Awareness Programme 2 (CORT®) from Primary 1 to
CAP 2 we introduce the child to a set of thinking tools
which will help to develop the good habit of thinking
in a focused manner.
programme will help the child to go beyond descriptive
thinking to evaluative thinking. The tools taught in
the programme e.g. FIP (First Important Priorities),
OPV (Other People's View) and CAF (Consider All Factors)
will help to develop this ability.
specific purpose of CAP 2 lessons is to broaden perception
so that in any thinking situation, the child is encouraged
to see beyond the obvious, immediate and egocentric,
and develop a much broader view of situations. This
programme is especially useful for students in their
school projects and assignments.
Note Write™ (Advanced CORT®) from Primary
teaches the student to focus separately on each of the
three phases of the writing process, thus making for
more effective thinking at each stage. The three phases
the THINK phase, the student gives full attention to
the process of coming up with as many points relevant
to the subject of discussion. During the NOTE phase,
the student gives fuller expression to the ideas generated
at the THINK stage. In the WRITE phase, the student
concentrates solely on the mechanics of effective and
extremely powerful habit is inculcated through the gradual
mastery of a set of thinking tools (different from those
taught in Six Thinking Hats®) which require the
student to examine any situation along specific corridors
of thought. The student is also introduced to CONCEPTUAL
THINKING and encouraged to handle each thinking task
at his/her level of intellectual and linguistic competence.
this programme is particularly useful in the area of
SERIOUS CREATIVE WRITING especially for expository essays.
Students who complete the entire programme testify to
the difference TNW has made to their ability to think
Lateral Thinking™ for Students
Thinking™: "A way of thinking that seeks a solution
to a problem through unorthodox methods or elements
that would normally be ignored by logical thinking."
(Oxford English Dictionary)
Edward de Bono distinguishes two types of thinking.
He calls one "vertical thinking", which uses step-by-step
logic. He calls the other "lateral thinking" which involves
disrupting an apparent normal-thinking sequence and
arriving at the solution from another angle.
the programme, the child will learn how to develop his/her
creativity and find alternative solutions by bringing
his creative thinking and the thinking of others into
sharp focus. The child will also learn to create new
and practical ideas by using deliberately provocative
statements. By using a thorough checklist, he will be
able to dramatically increase the number of ideas he
programme also teaches the child to spark creative thinking
by using random words and objects, and constructively
challenge his current thinking. He will find and build
on the concept behind one idea to create even more ideas,
and turn harvested ideas into practical forms.