From STEM to STEAM
In the recent past there has been a significant promotion of the importance of introducing STEM education (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) to our children at an early age to ignite their curiosity and interest in the sciences. In more recent times the STEM education concept has further developed to STEAM. “STEAM” represents STEM plus the arts. STEM education is far more than just sticking these subject titles together. It’s a philosophy of education that embraces teaching skills and subjects in an a way that resembles real life.
Art Education Matters …
The main difference between STEM and STEAM is STEM explicitly focuses on scientific concepts. STEAM investigates similar concepts, but does this through inquiry and problem-based learning methods used in the creative process. Art is about discovering and creating ingenious ways of problem solving, integrating principles or presenting information. Picture an architect, they use engineering, math, technology, science and arts to create stunning buildings and structures. Many people feel that adding the A is unnecessary and that the application of creativity and arts is a natural part of STEM.
STEAM is not a new concept however. People as far back as the artist and inventor Leonardo Da Vinci have shown the importance of combining science and art in order to develop creative thinking, make new discoveries and be innovative.
Join the Creatives
The Artzone Franchise model is one such STEAM concept. Education in STEM subjects has made huge advances in the past 10 years. Artzone represent the opportunity to make take this step for Art & Design. So if you are interested in developing your own business servicing the educational needs of our younger community why not explore whether the Artzone franchise fits with you requirements.