Co-founders: Michael Hewitt-Gleeson and Edward de Bono

40 years ago, the School of Thinking (SOT) was founded in New York on 17 November, 1979, by Michael Hewitt-Gleeson and Edward de Bono. Since then, SOT has disseminated over half a billion thinking lessons to 51 countries.

Edward de Bono and Michael Hewitt-Gleeson in New York in 1980

SOT pedagogy is founded on Dr Hewitt-Gleeson’s idea of ‘thinking instructors‘.

In 1982 they co-authored the School of Thinking blueprint for training thinking instructors and published Learn-To-Think: Coursebook and Instructor’s Manual, ISBN 0884961990.

Today, after 40 years of teaching the world to think, there are more than 6.6 million thinking instructors in the world. Over 3 million in primary schools and over 3.5 million in secondary schools.

Many are still teaching the Six Thinking Hats method originally developed by the School of Thinking in 1983.

64 thoughts on “Co-founders: Michael Hewitt-Gleeson and Edward de Bono

  1. its an honor to be doing this course and increasing my ability to think better , constantly finding bvs.
    It is said that when the student is ready the teacher appears , i think it was my time to come across all of this knowledge and to apply it …and only time will tell what the future holds .

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