[Blueboard] HATS for H.O.T.S. (Higher Order Thinking Skills) Conference- May 9-11, 2011

Jeanette Salvania jsalvania at ateneo.edu
Thu May 5 10:00:25 PHT 2011

On May 9 - 11, 2011, the Ateneo de Manila shall be holding a conference
entitled "HATS for H.O.T.S. (Higher Order Thinking Skills)". The theme of
the conference is "Critical and Creative Thinking and More... Using Edward
de Bono's Six Thinking Hats". The conference will be held at Ricardo and Dr.
Rosita Leong Hall Auditorium, Ateneo de Manila University, Loyola Heights,
Quezon City, and hopes to accommodate about 450 participants. The target
participants include school leaders, teachers and parents --- people who
have a direct role in the development of young people's thinking abilities.

The development of the young person's critical and creative thinking skills
is a primary concern for educators. This conference aims to highlight the
use of Edward de Bono's Six Thinking Hats model in helping students think
well or think out-of-the box. Dr Edward de Bono's Six Thinking Hats Method
is recognized internationally as a powerful tool for achieving quality
thinking, decision making and problem solving.

The training on the Six Thinking Hats Method will be conducted by Dr. Peter
Low and Mrs. Linda Low from Singapore. They have been appointed by Dr. de
Bono as Lifetime Certified Master Trainers and have been acknowledged by him
as his best trainers internationally. They oversee the de Bono network
operations in Asia and have more than 16 years of experience in introducing
Dr Edward de Bono's methods to schools and other organizations.

In addition, the HATS for H.O.T.S. Conference will also provide
opportunities for participants to learn from senior educators who will
present strategies by which the students' thinking skills can be developed
through the different subject areas. There are also sessions for parents to
gain insights on what they can do to enhance the thinking abilities of their

Speakers include Dr. Yeap Ban Har of Pathlight School of Singapore,
Dr. Grace Koo of the University of the Philippines, Prof Paul Robert
Nerney of the National University of Singapore, Ms. Justina Tan of the
National Institute of Education as well as distinguished speakers from
the Ateneo de Manila and other institutions. Mr. John John Gabriel
Pelias, distinguished summa cum laude of the University of the
Philippines will also share with us how his mentors helped develop his
critical thinking skills.

For more information, please visit www.ateneo.edu/gs

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