Art & Science
- November 18, 2016
- Posted by: steamc12_wp
- Category: Ed Tech
Why STEAM and not just STEM?
When we think of leaders in science, we’re often drawn to those that are a little eccentric. From Albert Einstein to Carl Sagan to Bill Nye the Science Guy, some of those scientists we’re most drawn to are those that also have a unique and creative approach. Indeed, many great innovations come from the combination of “Arts & Science”.
We believe arts play an important role, in fostering the creativity and imagination needed to tackle challenging questions that come about in STEM education.
“But the STEAM movement isn’t about spending 20 percent less time on science, technology, engineering, and math to make room for art. It’s about sparking students’ imagination and helping students innovate through hands-on STEM projects. And perhaps most importantly, it’s about applying creative thinking and design skills to these STEM projects so that students can imagine a variety of ways to use STEM skills into adulthood.” Anna Feldman, Future Tense research associate.
Read Anna’s article with many great examples on how art complements STEM education.