See what you think about this article from a few years ago. The author isn’t sure that the path we headed down is the right path. Is the definition of STEM education more words than actions? Is there really a clear and compelling relationship between these four disciplines, as compared to any other? How are schools branding themselves in UNIQUE ways using the STEM approach?
John Maeda makes the case for thinking about the intentional integration of Arts into the STEM-focused curriculum. Is our view of curriculum design narrow and siloed? Do we need to think more broadly about the integration of all disciplines through a systems approach?
See what you think of this website as a way to frame the conversation around STEAM education. “STEAM
was developed in 2006 by Georgette Yakman, who then was a master’s
graduated student at Virginia Polytechnic and State University’s
Integrated Science-Technology-Engineering-Mathematics Educational
“For instance, the Philadelphia Arts in Education Partnership, with
support from a $1.1 million Education Department grant, is working with
city schools to help elementary students better understand abstract
concepts in science and mathematics, such as fractions and geometric
shapes, through art-making projects.” When students develop an “artistic way of thinking” does it enhance or facilitate their ability to understand scientific principles or think more creatively in science?