The Main Difference of STEM versus. STEAM

 

STEAM is NOT STEM

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Traditional Education VS. STEAM

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STEM and STEAM Curriculums

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STEM vs STEAM: History of Education

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What’s the difference between STEM and STEAM?

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STEM vs STEAM

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What is STEAM? STEAM incorporates all the elements of STEM, but adds art to the mix. Examples of common STEAM projects include growing crystal gardens and creating seed necklaces. These projects are science-based, but also incorporate artistic expression. What is STREAM?

STREAM adds one more layer to STEM and STEAM: reading and wRiting. The purists want the focus to remain on the core STEM principles, arguing that there are already enough arts in their approach. The STEAMers believe that since arts are already a part of STEM, that adding the recognition may bring more people in and create more robust programs. These critics argue that we need to add a letter to STEM, an “A” for art and design to be specific.

That’s how STEAM was born. Proponents of STEAM argue that adding art and design to the equation gives STEM curriculum a more global vision. Think. STEAM is similar to STEM, but includes an A for the arts.

The inclusion of “Arts” is in the broad sense of the word. It encompasses liberal arts, language arts, performing arts, fine arts, graphic arts, music, etc. Why add in arts, and what does it have to do with the other STEM fields?

STEAM is the combination of science, technology, engineering, arts, and math. Through the arts, complex STEM information is made relevant and understandable to everyday people. STEM and the Arts: How they are connected Innovation and creativity are required components of STEM, both of which are deeply rooted in the arts. In modern education, the method commonly called STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) has become the modus operandi many schools are choosing to focus on. But in recent years some schools have begun to incorporate a more artistic focus on the STEM system.

This system is called STEAM. The STEM vs. STEAM debate has brought into focus the importance of studying the arts. With a STEAM education, students can explore a broader range of interests; some may naturally excel in science and technology, and others may enjoy exploring their artistic side.

The short answer is NO they’re not that different, but to clarify, the long answer sounds a little like this NGSS and STEAM/STEM are not completely different, but they are also not the same. Comparing the two would be similar to comparing apples to oranges. First, STEM was being promoted as the important subjects needing new emphasis in schools. Then, suddenly, STEAM became a new acronym promoting the same type of skills. The added “A” is for art, meant to show an emphasis on using creativity and design principles.

The key difference between STEM and STEAM is that STEM is an educational approach that integrates Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics whereas STEAM is an educational approach that integrates Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics. Science, mathematics, Engineering, and Technology are areas that were traditionally taught at schools and.

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This is why I talk about STEAM rather than STEM.

“A Broad and Balanced Curriculum in Primary Schools: Educating the Whole Child” by Susan Ogier
from A Broad and Balanced Curriculum in Primary Schools: Educating the Whole Child
by Susan Ogier
SAGE Publications, 2019

In addition, students and professors will find it a comprehensive overlook of how industry manages Steam.

“Applied Mechanics Reviews” by American Society of Mechanical Engineers
from Applied Mechanics Reviews
by American Society of Mechanical Engineers
American Society of Mechanical Engineers, 1987

All three steam generation systems have advantages and disadvantages.

“Solar Energy Engineering: Processes and Systems” by Soteris A. Kalogirou
from Solar Energy Engineering: Processes and Systems
by Soteris A. Kalogirou
Elsevier Science, 2013

The advantages of the use of steam are the following: 1.

“Thermal Engineering” by Mahesh M. Rathore
from Thermal Engineering
by Mahesh M. Rathore
Tata McGraw-Hill Education, 2010

STEM The fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics; a new variant called STEAM includes the arts.

“Handbook of Research on Educational Communications and Technology” by J. Michael Spector, M. David Merrill, Jan Elen, M. J. Bishop
from Handbook of Research on Educational Communications and Technology
by J. Michael Spector, M. David Merrill, et. al.
Springer New York, 2013

The normal steam-carbon ratio is maintained between 3.5 and 4.

“Introduction to Chemical Engineering” by Salil K. Ghosal, Siddhartha Datta
from Introduction to Chemical Engineering
by Salil K. Ghosal, Siddhartha Datta
Tata McGraw Hill Education Private Limited, 1993

We need STEAM in academia and education, not just a STEM that will never grow.

“Teaching the Arts: Early Childhood & Primary Education: Early Childhood and Primary Education” by David Roy, William Baker, Amy Hamilton
from Teaching the Arts: Early Childhood & Primary Education: Early Childhood and Primary Education
by David Roy, William Baker, Amy Hamilton
Cambridge University Press, 2015

Discussing art and technology requires us to define what art means in relation to STEAM.

“ECEL 2019 18th European Conference on e-Learning” by Rikke Ørngreen, Bente Meyer, Mie Buhl
from ECEL 2019 18th European Conference on e-Learning
by Rikke Ørngreen, Bente Meyer, Mie Buhl
Academic Conferences and Publishing Limited, 2019

Steam takes up many times more space than the same amount of liquid water.

“Fire Inspector: Principles and Practice: Revised Enhanced First Edition” by Iafc, William Jenaway
from Fire Inspector: Principles and Practice: Revised Enhanced First Edition
by Iafc, William Jenaway
Jones & Bartlett Learning, 2011

The distance that steam

“The Electrical World and Engineer”
from The Electrical World and Engineer
by
McGraw Publishing Company, 1904

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  • I am an undergraduate at Western Governors University, currently taking an Arts Integration/ Performing and Visual Arts Methods. Throughout my studies (personal and collegiate) I am finding that teaching subjects in isolation should be questioned (morally in my opinion) as it is the most inefficient way of teaching key concepts in primary and secondary schools. This research goes across EVERY “subject area” and EVERY student of diversity (e.g. ethnicity, English language learners, students with disabilities, etc.)….making MEANINGFUL CONNECTIONS is when we can really say we’ve “learned” something. Earlier I mentioned we have a moral imperative because 1) of all the research that shows how ineffective it is to teach subjects in isolation, without meaningful connections, and without visual/performing arts methods, and 2) “subject areas” are NOT isolated, they are integrated as you mentioned. For instance, you cannot truly understand Biology without Chemistry; you cannot understand history without sociology or logical reasoning; you cannot understand moral philosophy without physics, history, sociology, chemistry, etc. EVERYTHING connects one way or another. Are puzzle pieces relevant by themselves; some pieces might not directly connect to others, but eventually they do. *How does this have anything to do with Arts Integration in the STEM? Because there is a BIGGER picture, a BIGGER imperative….WHO will benefit from STEM? It depends…who holds the patent on technology (i.e. bio-engineering seeds that give corporations control of plant life; or machines that replace the need for employees)? Who has the best advantage (e.g. who has access to fossil fuels that powers international trade, taking advantage of child-labor in underdeveloped countries)? We MUST develop students who have a BROAD understanding of how the world operates, not just HOW things work, and how to make a PROFIT. STEM is a double-edge sword; it is destroying the planet, but getting it into the right hands (i.e. those who will put sustainable life BEFORE profit) may be our only hope. Loving, caring, appreciating, and valuing life, regardless of its form, is what Arts Integration can promote in STE-A-M. (I used CAPS because there is no italics option) Hope this adds a little to the conversation.:-)

  • Susan, crafting a definition that is clear and concise is imperative at this point. The ideas of what STEAM consists of are all over the place right now. Arts teachers who have only a vague idea are taking a step back. I agree with your statement and would ask where do you (any art or STEM teachers) feel that this type in integration within curriculum/content areas makes the most sense? There are so many more questions for the education community that start here with STEAM.

  • The issue is that STEM isn’t STEAM, math isn’t a creative subject, neither is chemistry or physics. Most of what you will be doing in any STEM degree course involves next to no creativity. Do you know what math courses I needed to take for mechanical engineering? Three calculus courses, a matrix algebra course and differential equations. Do you know how much creativity I needed for those courses? Zero. The same is true of all the rest of the basics, chemistry, physics, autocad, matlab, even actual engineering courses like statics and dynamics. There was a straightforward solution to problems and you need to understand what that straightforward solution is and how it works to utilize it in other courses.

    Sure you might convince artistically oriented people to choose STEM subjects this way, but they won’t be competent or happy in those subjects because they won’t use their primary skills or do what they primarily want to do. This idea of STEAM seems to be formed by the idea that engineers are really people with sketchbooks who suddenly have an epiphany and decide to make a new engine or something and sketch it and bam new engine. In reality creativity in STEM is fairly close to the bottom in importance.

  • If you’re too lazy or stupid to do calculus III then go to trade school. Period.
    3 things have secured my financial future.
    I can drive a fork truck. I’m good at welding. I can dead lift 535 lb and have great stamina so I can always find manual labour work. I do these well and I get payed well for it.

  • I’ve done two STEAM courses in college.

    Computer graphics, and video game development (a project course).

    Although if any of these STEAM advocates looked at the coursework they would nope the fuck out of there.

  • I am a computer programmer, and also created a (physical) product that I plan to sell. I have no problem creating the product, or the website, but I’m having the hardest time creating the artwork for the packaging. This is when I realized that I should have taken graphic arts classes when I was getting my computer science degree. I think a combination of skills is best.

  • Hahaha, oh please. If you watch films those concepts came from artists. If you drive a car the concept from its shape came from an artist. If you eat in a restaurant your food was prepared by a culinary artist. Clothing is fashion (also an art). If you play video games and you still think like this you’re just an idiot. If you read books….you probably don’t….you’re reading literary art. If you listen to music and still think like this, you’re purely lost. Need I say more? Life without art leaves nothing but robots protecting the system that bonds you. Life in itself is art dude, wake up please, you’re sending the worst message. Analyze your life and get back to me. If you’re as bland as you think you are, giving no importance to any art form, then you’re the most unique individual in the 21st century hands down. Next time you eat, look at the package and remember who designed it.

  • That middle-aged lady is part of STEAM:

    Sociology
    Transgender Studies
    English
    Arts
    Marketing

    Middle-aged lady: “Oh my, gosh. See my bamboo baskets. I can apply this to STEAM!!”

  • Art is a diverse range of human activities in creating visual, auditory or performing artifacts (artworks), expressing the author’s imaginative or technical skill, intended to be appreciated for their beauty or emotional power.

    In their most general form these activities include the production of works of art, the criticism of art, the study of the history of art, and the aesthetic dissemination of art.

    The oldest documented forms of art are visual arts, which include creation of images or objects in fields including painting, sculpture, printmaking, photography, and other visual media.

    Architecture is often included as one of the visual arts; however, like the decorative arts, or advertising, it involves the creation of objects where the practical considerations of use are essential—in a way that they usually are not in a painting, for example.

    Music, theatre, film, dance, and other performing arts, as well as literature and other media such as interactive media, are included in a broader definition of art or the arts.

    Until the 17th century, art referred to any skill or mastery and was not differentiated from crafts or sciences.

    In modern usage after the 17th century, where aesthetic considerations are paramount, the fine arts are separated and distinguished from acquired skills in general, such as the decorative or applied arts.

    Art may be characterized in terms of mimesis (its representation of reality), expression, communication of emotion, or other qualities.

    During the Romantic period, art came to be seen as “a special faculty of the human mind to be classified with religion and science”.

    Though the definition of what constitutes art is disputed and has changed over time, general descriptions mention an idea of imaginative or technical skill stemming from human agency and creation.

    The nature of art, and related concepts such as creativity and interpretation, are explored in a branch of philosophy known as aesthetics.