Sparking New Ideas, from Blocks to Business Plans

“One student is constructing a giant block wall, while another forms shapes with Play-Doh. At nearby tables, students draw and rifle through a stack of worksheets, pausing occasionally to reflect before diving back in. Someone flips through a magazine, excitedly cutting out photos. In the middle of a busy day at Yale, these students have all taken a break from studying for an hour of hands-on brainstorming, in a new program at Tsai CITY termed a Spark Session.” We take an up-close look at this new program, how students are generating ideas through hands-on activities, and the program’s next steps. Read the full article.

Laura Mitchell