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


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.


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.


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