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Analysis and synthesis


Analysis (taking information apart) and synthesis (putting information together) are higher-order thinking skills that transcend memorization and observation of facts. 

Useful resources on Analysis and synthesis:

University of Connecticut Center for Teaching and Learning. (n.d.). Critical thinking and other higher-order thinking skills.

Defines higher-order thinking skills, including Bloom’s Taxonomy of Thinking Skills and includes tips for including thinking skills in syllabi and daily classes. Provides an overview of the Socratic style of questioning and links to further reading.

Tags: IPS IA; IPS CritT; IPS CreaT; IPS PS; IPS R; CompTS; CompGS

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Author: Stephanie Krueger

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Last Updated: October 22, 2021


Editor: Stephanie Krueger Last modified: 22.10. 2021 15:10