A thinking tool by Prof Edward de Bono
Plus-Minus-Interesting is a great tool! Use it to S-T-R-E-T-C-H your thinking way beyond what you just feel about a topic. Feelings represent the PLUS and MINUS in P-M-I. Plus is what you like actually and Minus is the opposite ….. but think futher to what was INTERESTING in the topic or during the discussion. That puts the “I” into P-M-I !!!!!
TOP TIP #1: Use P-M-I (and mention this thinking tool) in your writing tasks at school. It will add interest (pun intended) to your “in favour and against” type of essays. 🙂 Use P-M-I in your everyday life when you need to decide about, evaluate something or give feedback. Critical thinking with PMI is a skill, the more you use it …. the better you become at adding another perspective to your thinking. 🙂
RESOURCES FOR YOU
SCROLL DOWN and feel free to use and share at school and in your youth group during Circle Time. 🙂 We’ve extended the use of P-M-I to the virtual environment by using an interesting app called Padlet to evaluate the meeting itself. More if you SCROLL DOWN to TOP TIP #2 at the bottom of this page! 🙂
The link above gives you access to a power point presentation for a workshop in Italian by Keira Chetcuti.
The link above gives you access to a power point presentation for a workshop in English by Emma Manicaro.
The link above gives you access to a power point presentation in English by Keira Chetcuti which is Dyslexia Friendly 🙂
TOP TIP #2: We’ve used P-M-I virtually during our online meetings using a application called Padlet. Here is a video suggested by Maegan Friggieri which will help you to set up Padlet for use during youth meetings or in schools.