Master of Arts (M.A.)
This action research investigated the use of the synectics instructional model to teach community development to Resident Advisors and Community Assistnats at California State University Monterey Bay. Feedback from participants of the trainings was collected using online surveys and focus groups. The teacher-researcher also maintained a reflective journal of the training sessions. Findings supported that synectics promoted concept development and creative thinking and was a useful problem solving tool to organize training sessions and schedules. The research suggested combining the synectic models and adding more learning strategies improved the effectiveness of the model for teaching and learning.
Sierra-Jones, Christina, "Applied synectics to teach community development for living and learning communities to resident advisors and community assistants at California State University Monterey Bay" (2011). Capstone Projects and Master's Theses. 429.