Assemble and organize a body of knowledge in a form that would be useful to someone else. Examples might include cookbooks, a field guide to a particular set of wildlife, a dictionary of terms used in a specific realm; a Who's Who; a "Best of..." collection.
To learn broadly about a domain and the examples, facts, and organizational structures within that domain. To make distinctions about what is worth including and what is not. To impose an organizational scheme on the information in a way that makes sense for its intended audience.
May be applied to any content area information that has a distinct format and a wide range of resources (e.g. cookbooks, a field guide to a particular set of wildlife, a dictionary of terms used in a specific realm; a Who's Who; a "Best of..." collection).
Should not be used with forms of expression that would take too long to get through (e.g. novels).
In order to move into the analytical level of the Taskonomy, the lesson could be structured to incorporate the student(s)' evaluation of the information being compiled...turning the product into a type of annotated bibliography. As the students prepare the summary of information (recommended as step 6 in the process), have them add their analysis (how the piece chosen fits the requirements, the aesthetics of the piece, their personal view of it, etc.).
This Design Pattern was authored by April Moore