September 11, 2021 by admin 0 Comments

STEAM? STEM? What is that?

STEAM? STEM? What is that?

 

STEAM is Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths. STEAM introduces the various disciplines of the arts to the ‘must have’ STEM education such as humanities, dance, drama, music, language arts, visual arts, new media, and design. The introduction of these topics emphasises the importance of creativity and innovation for future roles in the workplace. By understanding the importance of the ‘arts’, students are better able to take on the modern world.

 

STEM is Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths. These 4 topics are representative of the world around us which is a world in which science and technological advancement continuously disrupt every aspect of our day-to-day life. These subjects are often seen as the core of top-level education. They are considered the subjects that will open the world of opportunities, experiences, and career prospects in today’s world.

 

 

What’s the difference?

The main difference between STEM and STEAM is STEM explicitly focuses on scientific concepts. STEAM investigates the same concepts but does this through inquiry and problem-based learning methods used in the creative process.

With STEM, they are teaching skills the way they will be used in the workforce, and the real world. 

STEAM education in schools provides students with the opportunity to learn creatively, using 21st century skills such as problem solving.

 

Resource:

https://theconversation.com/explainer-whats-the-difference-between-stem-and-steam-95713

https://www.owis.org/blog/stem-vs-steam-future-proofing-education