thought shower

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Coined in the early 2000s, supposedly[1] as a more sensitive substitute for brainstorming, (supposedly) on the grounds that the latter could be insensitive to people with cerebral disorders like epilepsy.


thought shower (plural thought showers)

  1. Synonym of brainstorming.
    • 2004 August 31, Combes, Alan, Meeting SEN in the Curriculum: Citzenship, David Fulton Publishers, ISBN 9781843121695, OL 9406116M, page 60:
      The lesson could start with a ‘thought shower’ session considering the arguments for and against getting involved as an individual when pupils witness a crime such as robbery and assault.
    • 2007 March 27, Reid, Hazel L.; Alison J. Fielding, Providing Support to Young People: A Guide to Interviewing in Helping Relationships, page 93:
      The thought shower process often releases a great deal of creativity and it is surprising how often a suggestion, which previously would have been discounted immediately as impossible, leads to some action when it is considered in this way.
    • 2007 April 19, Feasey, Rosemary, Primary Science for Teaching Assistants, Routledge, ISBN 9780203931790, OL 11903138M, page 41:
      What they say gets written down as a ‘thought shower’ of statements or ideas.
    • For more examples of usage of this term, see Citations:thought shower.