ERIC Number: EJ1001758
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Oct
Reference Count: 2
King, Michael D.
Principal Leadership, v13 n2 p36-37 Oct 2012
Much current debate in 21st century education centers on the relevance of the humanities because of the emphasis on science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) disciplines and their role in workforce preparation. For the educators the question becomes, What can the humanities offer students in the 21st century? This is the generation that will need the courses in humanities to create, publish, and formulate new meanings of the world in which they live, virtually and semantically. This is a generation that will need to be equipped with the digital media tools--such as GarageBand, Audacity, MovieMaker, iMovie--and other compilation tools that will enable them to create multimedia products of their learning experiences through the use of digital storytelling. This article discusses the Halliburton Project at Dodge City (KS) Middle School which integrates the arts, humanities, and social sciences with digital technology and in doing so provided rich opportunities for self-reflection and creativity for the students of Dodge City.
Descriptors: Humanities, Relevance (Education), Role of Education, STEM Education, Career Readiness, Story Telling, Electronic Publishing, Integrated Curriculum, Interdisciplinary Approach, Influence of Technology, Reflection, Middle School Students, Student Projects, Multimedia Materials
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Middle Schools
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Kansas