For two decades, STEM education has emphasized the core disciplines of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Feeling unacknowledged, arts educators began to integrate “A” (arts) into STEM to produce STEAM.
STEAM, however, is designed to support and improve the education of science. It is NOT designed to recognize the value and capacity inherent in the arts and humanities themselves.
Arts serve a purpose beyond simply supporting STEM. STEM is vital in today’s world, but so are the arts and humanities. The proponents of STEAM are obscuring the essential identity of both STEM and of the arts and humanities.
AIR4arts introduces LEAF
Literature, Entertainment, Art and Fashion