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ERIC Number: EJ1256520
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2020
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1559-0143
Humanities-Driven STEM--Using History as a Foundation for STEM Education in Honors
Carrell, John; Keaty, Hannah; Wong, Aliza
Honors in Practice, v16 p53-69 2020
Humanities have traditionally played a limited role in STEM education, yet their natural connections may be used to enrich academic understanding and student experience. Authors explore their mutuality by presenting an interdisciplinary curriculum, Humanities-Driven STEM (HDSTEM). Unlike other iterations of blended disciplines, HDSTEM provides students with abilities and knowledge to go beyond the acquisition of soft skills toward humanistic, often artistic, creative problem-solving and innovative thinking. A pilot HDSTEM course offered through the first-year experience program is described. Authors outline its development, implementation, outcomes, and evaluation, positing humanities at the forefront as the impetus and lens for contextualizing STEM research and discovery. Challenges and implications for future development beyond first-year experience are presented.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: National Endowment for the Humanities
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Texas
Grant or Contract Numbers: AKA26576919