Integrated Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (STEAM) education is the most recent proposal for improving the teaching and learning of the disciplines referred to by the acronym from Kindergarten onwards. It seems that, under its umbrella, these disciplines are beginning to be integrated in a more educationally fruitful way, in an approach that it is currently expanding, albeit with only a few critical voices. In terms of its benefits, empirical research has shown that it increases students’ scientific, mathematical and digital competences, enhances students’ attitudes towards science and technology, and helps to foster creativity, innovative spirit, and critical thinking—qualities often absent in education systems.
This Special Issue is focused on discussing the potential and limitations of teaching and learning within integrative STEAM approaches, from an international perspective. Thus, empirical research involving innovative experiences in all aspects of teaching and learning, theoretical frameworks for integration and substantiated criticism are welcome.
Potential topics include, but are not limited to:
- Frameworks for integrated STEAM education;
- Multi-, inter- and transdisciplinary STEAM teaching and learning sequences;
- The development of scientific, mathematical and digital competences during compulsory schooling;
- Creativity and critical thinking within integrated STEAM approaches;
- Socio-scientific IBSE and engineering design methodologies for integrated STEAM;
- Robotics and STEAM proposals for inclusive education;
- Competencial assessment for integrated STEAM practices;
- Teacher training for STEAM.
Dr. Ileana M. Greca
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