MORE WAYS TO PRIME THE MIND. See the last blog post to figure out what and why-for this is all about!
Start with a list of questions about your topic. Write as many as you can. Review your questions and, if possible, discover additional questions to ask and answer about the subject -- perhaps by sharing with a group. Use one or more of these methods to track down answers, possible answers and even just hints of answers to your questions:
Search the internet.
Look in the library.
Read related books or magazine articles.
Create a survey.
Check out YouTube or other online sources of video or audio.
After researching, draw, write about and/or graph what you learned, what was most important.
Use your imaginations about the subject in these and other ways:
Ask "what if" questions.
Brainstorm or mind-map
Consider the subject from as many viewpoints as possible
Think WAYYYY outside the box
Design for yourself, if possible, a large, concrete, “unforgettable” experience related to the subject or theme of your study. Examples:
An excursion (can be imaginary)
A live animal
A live demonstration/performance
Participation in a big group or collaborative event
A visit to a museum or park or historical site that gives you ideas about your theme
See a movie or documentary related to your theme, if possible on the big screen!
PS: Dr. Cynthia Herbert (my friend Cindy) added two more great ideas to her list. Since she inspired this whole series, I want to include the ideas, so look below in the comment section -- and add your own ideas, too.
The next post will feature ideas for INVENTION.