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STEM vs. STEAM, what are your opinions?

Aug 8, 2013 2:16pm

How is AUSL going to incorporate the A (or art) with STEM? Will we be seeing more art at the STEM fair this year?

  • Arts / Math / Science / Technology
  • Pre K-12
  • Differentiation / Engagement / Planning


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    • Sep 19, 2013 12:57pm

      The AUSL STEM team is in the process of finalizing plans for this year's STEM fair, please stay tuned for the details. Rather than viewing the "A" through a fine arts lens, our focus will be on art as design (e.g., architecture). Creativity is an important part of science and technology, but has to be grounded in the natural or designed world.

      • Jul 10, 2014 4:14pm

        I cannot imagine a race of mentally mechanized people who produce gadgets solely for the purpose of economics. Although I was once a Senior Nuclear Operator, I see the "arts" in STEM as indispensable because we appreciate aesthetic beauty in nature and in what we build. Go STEAM!

        • Aug 13, 2013 8:20am

          I teach at a STEM school. I'd love to see more collaboration between our specialists (Art, Music, PE, etc...), classroom teachers, and our STEM coordinator. Adding the arts component would be very cool.

          • Oct 5, 2013 8:17pm

            STEM and STEAM are one and the same it's just most people don't feel that there is a place for creativity in STEM. The arts are all encompassing but we are still struggling to put a complete package of STEM together let alone think about how the arts can be integrated as well. As educators, we have to be able to think outside of the box and teach our students to think and create in this manner as well.