Brainstorm works effectively with adult learners who have rich and diverse backgrounds. I often use this method to provide an introduction to lecture games.

Key Feature

The presenter conducts a brainstorming session on an open-ended question, contributing his or her own ideas whenever appropriate. (You may wish to review handout 2-2 in the appendix.) After brainstorming, the presenter derives some general principles on the topic and corrects any misconceptions.

When to Use This Game

Situations under which the implementation of this method would be most efficacious include when:

  • The instructional content is primarily informational ...

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