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Tech firms are forgetting about STEM and focusing on STEAM

August 15, 2017View for printing

It was recently thought that four subjects alone could spur innovation by bringing order and logic to creative thinking: Science, technology, engineering, and math--fields known to much of the modern world by their acronym STEM. But STEM is already passe.

A new acronym has come to the fore, pioneered by advocates like the US's Rhode Island School of Design, which has developed lessons on it for primary-school and high-school educators. It's called STEAM, and though it might look and feel very much like its predecessor, the addition of the letter "A" is significant. It represents the "Arts" and tech firms are quickly realizing its importance. Why?

WRITTEN BY Jennifer Brown

Full Story: https://qz.com/1034720/tech-firms-are ... g-on-steam/


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