Introduction to STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) – Course Design, Organization and Implementation

From the abstract: “The purpose of this paper is to provide readers the opportunity to see the planning, organization and delivery of an undergraduate course in the area of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics). This course for is designed for students to thoughtfully engage in the interdisciplinary nature of STEAM. In the course students develop skills related to intersections between these content areas, and the construction and application of STEAM models for cross-disciplinary dialogue, inquiry, and problem solving. The discussion fits in the discipline of SCIENCE and contributes to the continued efforts in the science community to engage and create opportunities for interdisciplinary study for student work and research” (p. 2).

Content Comments 

This paper is intended to help college-level educators design a course on STEAM education; moreso, it also provides a useful model for those who are interested in in-service, professional development for teachers. The introductory paragraphs about STEAM is a good overview of what a STEAM education includes. Also of use are the resources found in the reference section at the end of the paper.