Teaching Synthesis - Additional Resources
Synthesis demonstrates higher-order learning. It occurs when students are able to identify commonalities among two or more bodies of literature and integrate these sources in a novel way to support their argument(s).
Valkenburg, Jim. “Modeling synthesis: Developing learning communities that enhance academic success.” Teaching and Learning Center at Delta College. 1-20. Article
Wolf, S. (2003). “The big six information skills as a metacognitive scaffold: A case study.” School Library Media Research, 6 (2003): 1-24. Article