Integrating Arts with STEM to Foster Systems Thinking
By Elizabeth Grace, Molly L. Kelton, Jeb P. Owen, AnaMaria Diaz Martinez, Alison White, Robert W. Danielson, Patricia Butterfield, Michaela Fallon, and Georgia Schafer Medina
Interest is growing among out-of-school time (OST) educators in integrating the arts into STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) programming (e.g., Kelton & Saraniero, 2018). Arts-integrated STEM—or STEAM—programming now takes place in a wide variety of OST environments, from relatively institutional learning settings, such as a library, to emergent or fluid settings, such as a pop-up program in a housing development community room.
Tags: Engagement, STEM, Academic Subjects, Arts, Summer Learning