Information and Networks
In an age of information overload, learning positive habits around information and networks opens up pathways for discernment and opportunity. Synthesis is a higher order thinking skill in the original Bloom’s Cognitive Taxonomy.
Synthesis is developed as a skill by offering opportunities to source a wide field of information – not just stop at Wikipedia. To review a wide-range of media – not just Google electronically. To source a wide-range of expertise – not just ask your teacher.
With social media, there are many examples of fake stories. Discernment is a critical thinking skill necessary to develop astute citizens in a 24 hour news cycle.
“…synthesis inspires practical application of knowledge, conception of possibility, and observation of outcome. Like art, synthesis is the application of technique and expression in order to create a compelling or inspired outcome.”
– Bob Moog Foundation (creator of the synthesiser)
arrange, assemble, collect, compose, construct, create, design, formulate, manage, organize, plan, prepare, propose, set up, write.