The Habits of Mind

1. Persisting

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 Sticking to the Job – seeing it through to the completion of the task. Looking for ways to solve the problems when you come up against them.

 

 

2. Managing Implusivity

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Take your time and think before you act. Remain calm, thoughtful and deliberative. 

 

 

3. Listening with Understanding and Empathy

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Understanding others. Thinking about others thoughts and ideas.    

 

 

4. Thinking Flexibly

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 Look at things in another way. Change your Perspective, change things around and think of other options.

 

 

5. Thinking about Thinking (Metacognition)

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Know about your Knowing. Being aware of your thoughts, strategies, feelings and actions and their effects on others.

 

 

6. Striving for Accuracy

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Check it Again. Always do your best and setting high standards. Always looking at how you can improve.

 

 

7. Questioning and Problem Posing

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How do you know? Having a questioning attitude; knowing what data are needed and developing questioning strategies to produce those data. Finding problems to solve.

 

 

8. Applying Past Knowledge to New Situations

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Use what you have already learnt and transferring that knowledge to the new situation.

 

 

9. Communicating with Precision and Clarity

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Be clear. Strive for accuracy in communication in both written and oral forms. Avoid over generalisations, distortions, deletions and exaggerations.

 

 

10. Gather data through all senses

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Use the natural pathways. Pay attention to the world around you. Gather data through all the senses – touch, taste, smell, hearing and sight.

 

 

11. Creating, Imaging and Innovating

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Try things in a different way. Generating new and novel ideas, fluency and originality.

 

 

12. Responding with Wonderment and Awe

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Having fun figuring it out. Finding the world wonderful and awesome.  

 

 

13. Taking Responsible Risks

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Venture Out. Be adventuresome; living on the edge of one’s competence. Try new things constantly.

 

 

14. Finding Humour

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Laugh a little. Finding the whimsical, incongrous and unexpected. Being able to laugh at yourself.

 

 

15. Thinking Interdependently

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Work Together! Being able to work and learn from others in reciprocal situations. Team Work!

 

 

16. Remaining Open to Continuous Learning

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I have so much to learn! Being able to say to say that you dont know somethng

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