As teachers, we are continually in search for effective methods for imparting knowledge. Some teach by quoting parts of the textbook, some demonstrate how to solve a problem, while others narrate personal experiences. One specific challenge is how to teach the students decision-making capabilities. This is important because as we know, real-life problems may be similar to those that we present in the classroom but they never are exactly the same.
My advocacy is to use the Iterative Analysis and Synthesis of Knowledge Components for teaching. Combining analysis and synthesis to teach is aimed at addressing (1) the need to break down (analyze) the knowledge to present it in a more understandable form and (2) the necessity to put a story (synthesize) to ensure the understanding by the student.