STEAM and STEM are two different but intertwined systems of education. STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics and STEAM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics.
While STEM focuses only on scientific concepts, STEAM looks at problem-solving more creatively. It acts as a bridge between the scientific community and the creative community of arts, music, humanities, dance, drama and design.
Benefits of STEAM
- STEAM allows students to get more involved and creative while solving scientific problems.
- It helps them in self-exploration and self-discovery of new ideas and opportunities.
- In this setup, teachers work with students to develop and understand new concepts through more open and experimental techniques.
- It allows the students to combine their scientific concepts with creative skills. This allows them to apply these concepts in real-life situations and solve real-life problems and tasks.
This combination of science with arts is not a new thing but has been practised by some greats like Leonardo da Vinci who artistically designed blueprints.
Furthermore, the job opportunities in the infographic area for students excelling in the STEAM method are also increasing. They can represent difficult scientific concepts into simpler and easy-to-understand concepts.