Factstorming

Rationale:  

Like brainstorming it is a technique used to generate as many facts as one can related to a particular divergent thinking question.

Procedure:

The students are organized into small groups. The teacher poses a question, i.e., names of natural resources.  The students select a recorder for the group and generate as many responses as they can in a designated period of time.

Steps: 

1.  The teacher organizes students into groups of 3 to 5.

2.  The teacher reviews the rules for brainstorming.

3.  Each group selects a recorder (or two).

4.  The teacher asks a divergent thinking question with many possible correct responses.

5.  Students generate as many facts as they can.

Example:

List all that you know about World War II.  How many geoic shapes can you name?

How many geometric shapes can you name?

Source: USAID - Teacher Education Knowledge Portal