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Frontiers in Art Research, 2023, 5(5); doi: 10.25236/FAR.2023.050508.

From STEM Education to STEAM Education-the New Role of Art Education


Yijie Li

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Yijie Li

University of Leeds, Leeds, LS2 9JT, UK


STEAM is developed from STEM by adding an "A" (Arts) to STEM, which has a richer educational connotation; it is no longer just a cross-integration of science and technology but also a humanistic concern. Moreover, in practice, it not only trains the knowledge of judging, identifying and appreciating beauty from the technical level but also cultivates imagination and creativity from the artistic level and cultivates aesthetic sentiment from the cultural and spiritual levels. As a result, interdisciplinary integration has become more advanced. In the transformation from STEM to STEAM, the addition of arts education (Arts) allows STEM to change the mechanistic view of education and establish an organic view of education, so that the educational concept of STEAM is elevated from "knowledge" to "educating people". This paper introduces the relationship between STEM education and STEAM education, analyzes the significance of STEAM education integration, and proposes strategies for integrating arts education into STEM education for reference.


STEAM education; Art education; Integrating

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Yijie Li. From STEM Education to STEAM Education-the New Role of Art Education. Frontiers in Art Research (2023) Vol. 5, Issue 5: 46-49. https://doi.org/10.25236/FAR.2023.050508.


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