Brainstorming is an approach to idea generation. The goal is to produce as many ideas as possible by deferring judgment and remaining open to them all, from the mundane to the outrageous. Although brainstorming was first conceived as a group technique, brainstorming done by a single individual can also be a powerful process, and indeed, in some cases, individual brainstorming appears superior to group brainstorming. The challenge with individual brainstorming, however, is that it can become too inwardly focused, which is a problem lecturers can face. Selected brainstorming methods, however, can help you think about ideas in ways that move away from your own perspectives and take others, specifically student ...

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