de Bono Thinking Lessons
These de Bono Thinking Lessons are free to use by parents, guardians and teachers. (This means on this website, or to print and use with your family or the school that you are a teacher, but not for further distribution or commercial use).
These lessons have been in use and adapted over 40 years, originally published as the CoRT Thinking program. The thinking tools are designed to be used for home schooling or in a formal classroom setting with any age group from 8 to 18 years.
It is recommended to spend 30 to 40 minutes on one lesson a week.
The purpose of the lessons is to develop thinking as a skill that can be applied to any situation. The aim is for students to enjoy thinking, solving problems and creating opportunities.
The learning resources available are listed below. It is recommended that you first look at the PMI lesson preparation and workcard to understand what a typical lesson involves. Then read the theory and method sections that are relevant to you, before returning to the lessons.
Explanation of the theory and method for the parent, teacher or self directed learner.