Thursday, November 5, 2009

{Grad School Post} Synectics II

I hadn't planned to post again about the Synectics model, but after using it in class thought I would post a short note. I was pleasantly surprised at how well the students did with this! I EVEN thought it was successful enough to use again ;-) I think a different topic might have been better... something not as concrete as "problem-solving", and I had a tiny class to work with so they didn't have as many folks to help them come up with descriptors - but it worked in spite of all that. I filmed for Janette as she worked with a group (they did a GREAT job with it), so had the opportunity to see it work even BETTER than with mine... I think I'm going to take her lesson plans to my other classes (including the one I filmed using this model) and see how the rest of them like it.


Lesley Lea said...

Ok, I have tried to post all night and could not log on. Finally I am good to go. I can't wait to see what you came up with. I had a very difficult time with this model. See you on Monday.

pegd said...

I agree about the synectic model. It was extremly worrisome to accomplish, but I was suprised at the outcome. I have a whole new outlook on this model.