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STEAM vs STEM Education: Should we include Art in STEM Education?

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STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics, while STEAM is STEM with Arts.

STEM education has been very prevalent these days as the need for graduates in STEM careers increased. Young Learners of the future may not yet have decided what career path they want to take, and on the other side, regardless of the industry or profession, employers seek well-rounded candidates who possess both hard and soft skills.

As we speak, Technology is replacing repetitive, task-based work, which means that we should take on the jobs that require creativity, critical thinking, and collaboration, which can be acquired through the STEAM education framework. Also, the research has shown that STEAM courses topics can deepen children’s cognitive abilities because it incorporates explorative learning methods, which further trigger organic problem-solving of real and complex problems.

This all-inclusive learning method helps equip today’s students with the skills they need to join tomorrow’s workforce. Therefore, we can say that the STEAM methods provide them a space to dive deeper into what they are learning and help them decide the career path they take.

We at Maker’s asylum believe that the future of learning is evolving, and alternative learning avenues will be significant in customizing people’s learning journeys. The addition of the Arts will broaden the limits of STEM education and its application. Therefore, we have incorporated the STEAM learning method and future-tech skills into our skill-building programs to foster a culture of innovation, exploration, and lifelong learning experience. One such program is the Innovation School that helps in holistic learning of the students, therefore, helping them become globally conscious problem-solvers.

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