What is STEM Education? | LiveScience

What is STEM Education?  |  LiveScience

STEM education is a teaching approach that combines science, technology, engineering and math. Its recent successor, STEAM, also incorporates the arts, which have the “ability to expand the limits of STEM education and application,” according to the Stem Education Guide (opens in new tab). STEAM is designed to encourage discussion and problem solving among students, developing both practical skills and appreciation for collaborations, according to the Institution for Art Integration and STEAM (opens in new tab).

Rather than teaching the five disciplines as separate and discrete subjects, STEAM integrates them into a cohesive learning paradigm based on real-world applications.