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A problem-solving technique that seeks to promote creative thinking, typically among small groups of people of diverse experience and expertise.
- The learners will be able to use the synectics to jump start the creative process and find ‘fresh’ views to solving problems.
- Graphic organizers may be used in conjunction with synectics to promote learning and understanding.
- Applying synectics to social problems leads to model construction but not actual problem solving.
1960s: from late Latin synecticus (based on Greek sunekhein 'hold together'), on the pattern of dialectics.
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