Can transsexuals compete as women in the Olympics?
Positives
Minuses
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Interesting
Can white men run?
WHY YES?
WHY NO?
WHY WAIT? (what other information do you need before making a decision?)
WHAT ELSE? (what other points of view do you need to consider?)
WAY TO GO? (what would be your next step or your recommendations)
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Which sport has the fittest participants?
Possibility
Possibility
Possibility
Consequences/ Reasoning
Consequences/ Reasoning
Consequences/ Reasoning
Decision
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Which sport has the fittest participants?
White Hat
Here you need to focus on the data available. Look at the information you have, and see what you can learn from it. Look for gaps in your
knowledge, and either try to fill them or take account of them. This is where you analyse past trends, and try to extrapolate from historical data.
Black Hat
Using this hat look at all the negative points of the argument. Look at it cautiously and defensively. Try to why your answer might not work.
Highlight the weaknesses in your argument or point of view. It will help to spot flaws in your logic, and see problems in advance.
Yellow Hat
This hat helps you to think positively. It is the optimistic viewpoint that helps you to see all the benefits or positives associated with your
argument. Here you agree with the argument, and look at the strengths of the decision. Under this hat you explore the positives and probe for
value and benefit
Red Hat
Using the red hat, you look at problems using intuition, gut reaction, feelings and emotion. Also try to think how other people will react
emotionally. Try to understand the responses of people who do not fully know your reasoning. What assumptions have been made? What bias is
there in your argument? Whose interests are being considered? Whose interests are not being considered?
Green Hat
The Green hat stands for creativity. This is where you can develop creative solutions to the problem. It is a freewheeling way of thinking, in which
there is little criticism of ideas. Think of alternatives, or simply how you could address the issue in another way.
Blue Hat
This manages the thinking process. Here you are to pull all your ideas together and reach a well-informed conclusion. What are the most
significant arguments you have come up with by using the other hats? Here you examine what you have learnt, how your views have changed,
and finally, what you leave the argument believing.
For next time:
Are elite athletes born or made?
What I already know
What I think could be a possibility
Questions I would like the answers to
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For next time
Are New Zealand children dropping out of Sport, and is it an issue?
What I already know
What I think could be a possibility
Questions I would like the answers to
Don’t forget to back your arguments up with Biophysical and Sociocultural knowledge and terminology!
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Critical Thinking Templates Cluster2