Mind and hand is the philosophy of MIT and we are incorporating it more explicitly into our STEAM teaching. The challenge was launched on Wednesday (May 22) in the theatre, the students listened to an explanation of mind and hand, and how we all have skills to think and create. They were then divided into teams to work collaboratively together, the mixed year groupings proved to be very productive as each team member took part in the idea generation, then the design stage, and then the team discussion about which design to choose. Each student brought different knowledge and ideas to the team.
After lunch, the teams started to make their superhero. Their camaraderie and collaboration was a real pleasure to observe. Everybody was having fun, learning, and being a great team member.