STEM curriculum has received a lot of attention in recent years, as learning scientific innovation is considered the key to success in the future job market. Currently, many industries are in need of science-based professionals and the number of jobs in technology and engineering is expected to grow in the future.
STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math, but there is an element that some educators would like to add to this innovative curriculum—Art/Design. They feel that by adding art and design as a necessary component of the STEM curriculum, the educational approach would gain an even greater focus on creativity.
Is there really a difference between STEM and STEAM?