ADDRESSING CHILD ABUSE AND NEGLECT THROUGH CARING AND SYNERGIC THINKING (EDUCATION PROJECT TOPICS AND MATERIALS)
THE IMPORTANCE OF SYNERGIC THINKING AND CARING THINKING IN NIGERIA
1.1 THE BACKGROUND
Synergic thinking is a way of thinking that involves combined effort of not just one person but many in order to achieve a common goal which is the key to thinking successfully. (Marzano, Robert) et al mentioned the skills involved in synergic thinking which are the;
(a) Honesty – Thinking in honesty way which is positively not negatively (D.N) (198) pp. 18-9.
(b) Rationality: The ability to combine problems together and reason what to do not just to take non- synergic thinking also finding the best explanation on evidence and ignore the ones that is not good.
(c) Self-awareness: Thinking most have thought, conscience and them mind have be aware of what thought is in the mind, be aware of the person thought.
(d) Open-mindedness: The mind have to be aware and opened to have a positive thoughts, not non-synergic thinking.
(e) Discipline: The thinking must be well checked and well thought understand the right thoughts and wrong one. It will be well trained in other to achieve a critical thought and creative thought.
(f) Judgment: The mind must be checked and find different and collect the good thought and avoid the unused ones.
(g) Tolerance: Thinking must have self-evidence, tolerance the ones the person feels as a good thought before saying or using it to solve problems.
Creative Thinking: The ability to give the interpretation of mind can be positive on negative. One would have thought that more enlightened attitude towards person would have thought that greatest appreciation of person’s capacity to be aware to thinks for himself and to reason about to metaphysical and epistemological issues. Also it insistence on the idiosyncratic character of persons experience liberated that person from treatment as an underdeveloped adult at school and at home. Anih (2001) highlighted the various processes involved in synergy. They are:
a) Observes self in the process of thinking.
b) Monitors and corrects self in the process
c) Can suspend thinking, judgements, and evaluations.
d) Knows the difference between thinking, sensing, and margining and can use each selectively.
e) Checks for errors and has standards for the communication of ideas.
f) Asking Questions from observations.
g) Giving reasons and distinguishing good reasons from bad ones.
h) Co-operation/collaboration stages.
i) Dialogue spirit requires care and commitment.
j) Critical and creative thinking, Dialogue is also essential for the building of common purposes and understandings in terms of any kind of growth.
k) It is an art to be though, studied and practical and as such it is not a result of a quick fix up.