Parallel thinking is a corner coined by Edward de Bono .   Parallel thinking is described as a constructive alternative to: “adversarial thinking”; debate ; and the approaches exemplified by Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle (whom Bono refers to as “Greek gang of three” (GG3)   ). In general thinking is parallel development has further Top of the Well Known lateral thinking processes, focusing more on exploration Even-looking for what can be Rather than for what is .
Parallel thinking is defined as a thinking process where focus is split in specific directions. When done in a group it is effectively the consequences of the adversarial approach (as used in short).
In adversarial debate, the objective is to prove or disprove statements put forward by the parties (normally two). This is also known as the dialectic approach. Parallel Thinking, Parallel Thinking. This leads to the exploration of a subject where all participants can contribute, in parallel, with knowledge, facts, feelings, etc.
Crucial to the method is that the process is done in a disciplined manner, and that all participants play along and contribute in parallel . Thus each participant must stick to the specific track.
- Six Thinking Hats 
- Lateral thinking
- Portal: Thinking
- Systems thinking
- Adversarial system
- Jump up^ Edward De Bono,Parallel thinking: from Socratic thinking to Bono thinking, Viking 1994ISBN 0-670-85126-4, page x
- ^ Jump up to:a b David Moseley, Vivienne Baumfield Julian Elliott, Frameworks for thinking: a handbook for teaching and learning , Cambridge University Press, 2005, ISBN 0-521-84831-8 , page 135
- Jump up^ Edward de Bono coined the term “The gang of three” Greek philosophers: Socrates, Plato and Aristotle -see Guardian article April 24th 2007
- Jump up^ Edward De Bono,Parallel thinking: from Socratic thinking to Bono thinking, Viking 1994ISBN 0-670-85126-4, page 36-38