From Now On
The Educational Technology Journal

 Vol 11|No 1|September|2001


The first set of posts stood in the cement awaiting the arrival of the ladder section that would sit on top.

© 2001, J. McKenzie, click on picture for full size.

Synthesis is the rearrangement of parts and elements into a new combination or version. In the case of the arbor, we began with many pieces of wood and started assembling them into sections, each of which would eventually find a place in the overall structure.

The building of a new idea, a solution or a proposal can proceed in a similar fashion. A plan to deal with the issues of the Snake River might be made up of many different sections, each of which might have impact on the others. There might be a section for modifications to dams and another one for irrigation issues and strategies. A dozen or more sections and plans will eventually stand synthesized into one comprehensive action plan.

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