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Coined in the early 2000s, supposedly as a more sensitive substitute for brainstorming, (supposedly) on the grounds that the latter could be insensitive to people with cerebral disorders like epilepsy.
- Synonym of .
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.
- For more examples of usage of this term, see Citations:thought shower.