STEM vs. STEAM: How the “A” Makes Difference?

 Jessie Barker
Created By Jessie Barker
On Nov 16, 2018
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STEM vs. STEAM: How the “A” Makes Difference?

STEM has become an acronym symbolizing Math, Technology, Science and Engineering which in academic world is considered as a modern approach to studies. It focuses on identifying problems that are solved using critical thinking and analytical skills. Then appeared STEAM - acronym created by Rhode Island School of Design that specifically adds Arts into the system. This was meant to show that elements of good design and creative approaches are also incorporated into teaching.  Paper-help.us  has also become interested in this discussion and pointed out the main values and differences in both teaching styles. Let's have a look at our chart!

STEM has become an acronym symbolizing Math, Technology, Science and Engineering which in academic world is considered as a modern approach to studies. It focuses on identifying problems that are solved using critical thinking and analytical skills. Then appeared STEAM - acronym created by Rhode Island School of Design that specifically adds Arts into the system. This was meant to show that elements of good design and creative approaches are also incorporated into teaching. Paper-help.us has also become interested in this discussion and pointed out the main values and differences in both teaching styles. Let's have a look at our chart!