Why is there an A in STEAM?

Science, technology, engineering and mathematics. These are popular disciplines known as STEM. They are also cross-cutting skills that we should hone, as they help us understand and leverage machines. Lately, the acronym STEM has been given an A for arts to become STEAM.

What’s a future engineer doing with a guitar in their hand? What’s the point of introducing traditional arts into innovative STEM? Actually, STEAM is a new approach to teaching these subjects that aims to fulfill students’ full potential.

What is STEAM?
The STEAM model is an educational approach that combines STEM disciplines with the arts to help students develop skills such as creativity and critical thinking. It encourages students to engage actively and develop keenness of the STEM disciplines.

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