History and Government: How can the use of brainstorming aid the teaching process?

CHAPTER TWO

2 e ii). Explain the efficacy of brainstorming in the teaching process

Brainstorming

In brainstorming, this procedure should be followed:

  1. The teacher introduces a topic or a problem/question to the class and asks members of the class/group for their ideas, solutions or comments on the issue.
  2. The class/group responds with whatever comes to the mind.
  3. All responses whether wrong or correct are accepted and recorded on the chalkboard or a piece of paper for reference.
  4. No comments are allowed until all group/class members have expressed every idea that they can think of
  5. The teacher allows the class/group to discuss the ideas expressed freely and then evaluates the responses.
  6. The teacher is free to make modification of the above guidelines to suit the objectives of the lesson.
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