PostedWednesday, April 17, 2019 at 4:05 PM
A fascinating article on how art and the study of art can invigorate work in STEM fields.
The author helped to organize a 2018 colloquium at the National Academies that brought together a diverse group of speakers to discuss how "to redirect the history of ideas, restoring the Leonardo-like close linkage between art/design and science/engineering."
Art and STEM are natural partners. I have seen more instances where STEM has been replaced by STEAM in the last couple of years. And this article makes a strong case for why that is and should be. Packed with links to related articles and resources — including videos of the speakers at the colloquium — this brief piece presents to ideas sure to get you thinking about how you might incorporate art to encourage creativity and to create opportunities for richer experiences that lead to deeper understanding.