Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (aka STEM) are highlighted throughout the world of education right now. Studies have shown that learning in these domains are the foundation for long-term learning and success. At Creative World School, we go beyond STEM and practice STEAM learning, which is fueled by our Inquiry Process. Our curriculum is built to fuel children’s curiosity and facilitate their learning by allowing them to ask questions and explore the world.
So, you may wonder, in light of school funding cutbacks and many education institutions eliminating Art programs: does the “A” matter?
The University of Florida’s research shows that “Training in the arts has been shown to improve creativity and innovation. Students learn to approach issues with a critical mind and a positive attitude towards problem solving. Exposure to the arts enhances communication skills, which are essential tools for collaboration. It develops flexibility and adaptability.”*
Want to know more? Click here to enlarge the University of Florida’s STEM v STEAM Infographic and learn more about the power of STEAM!
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