Dominican University of California
 

All Conference Presentations, Performances and Exhibits

Presentation or Panel Title

The Effects of Art Integration; Going from STEM to STEAM

Location

Guzman Lecture Hall

Start Date

4-15-2016 4:30 PM

End Date

4-15-2016 5:30 PM

Department

Education

Student Type

Graduate

Faculty Mentor

Madalienne F. Peters, ED.D.

Presentation Format

Poster Presentation

Abstract/Description

Views of teaching academic subjects at the high school level have shifted in recent years in an effort to consider the place of 21st-century skills in educational reform across the United States. The focus on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) especially, has become a popular trend in elementary and secondary schools. This study concentrates on the importance of integrating the arts as an essential piece of this current program, therefore, changing the acronym from STEM to STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics). A review of the literature reveals that art integration in all subjects leads to enhanced student engagement and learning, including the ability to promote creative thinking and innovation. The focus of this research is to examine high school teacher perspectives on incorporating Art into an already established STEM program. A study conducted at a suburban high school in which Art students and STEM students collaborate is the basis for adding to the research literature on the effectiveness of arts integration into STEM.

Key words: STEM, STEAM, art integration, 21st century skills

This document is currently not available here.

Share

Import Event to Google Calendar

COinS
 
Apr 15th, 4:30 PM Apr 15th, 5:30 PM

The Effects of Art Integration; Going from STEM to STEAM

Guzman Lecture Hall

Views of teaching academic subjects at the high school level have shifted in recent years in an effort to consider the place of 21st-century skills in educational reform across the United States. The focus on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) especially, has become a popular trend in elementary and secondary schools. This study concentrates on the importance of integrating the arts as an essential piece of this current program, therefore, changing the acronym from STEM to STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics). A review of the literature reveals that art integration in all subjects leads to enhanced student engagement and learning, including the ability to promote creative thinking and innovation. The focus of this research is to examine high school teacher perspectives on incorporating Art into an already established STEM program. A study conducted at a suburban high school in which Art students and STEM students collaborate is the basis for adding to the research literature on the effectiveness of arts integration into STEM.

Key words: STEM, STEAM, art integration, 21st century skills