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ERIC Number: EJ1158969
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Nov
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-2158-0502
STEAM Education: Separating Fact from Fiction
Gess, Ashley H.
Technology and Engineering Teacher, v77 n3 p39-41 Nov 2017
Improving science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education (STEM) is an international imperative as countries work to improve life and prospects for their people. Countries recognize that to improve economic prosperity and national security, their citizens should be prepared to work in a global society that is characterized by digital, technological, and scientific literacy and requires divergent, flexible creative thinking. In today's market, almost 100% of jobs require critical thinking and active listening, 70% require mathematical knowledge, and 60% require oral comprehension and expression. Many educators and researchers are now calling for STEA(arts)M education to be the approach of choice through which teachers may facilitate growth in habits of mind and practice that are characteristic of a globally literate citizen. Based on the fact that both art and engineering are based in similar processes of design, this educational choice may be the key to unlocking more equitable access to global literacy
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Language: English
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