The Search for Method in STEAM Education

The Search for Method in STEAM Education

by Jaime E. Martinez

NOOK Book1st ed. 2017 (eBook - 1st ed. 2017)

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This book explores various approaches to building a positive interdisciplinary STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and math) learning environment, as described by educators across the K-20 educational ladder. Crucial to their success, Martinez finds, is the playful and performatory approach they employ in their teaching. Their practices are creative, improvisational, and inclusive, and are shared in detail through illustrations and interviews. Throughout the book, the author explores a Vygotskian cultural performatory approach to creating interdisciplinary STEAM learning environments, drawing out the history of this approach and its success in fostering collaboration, creativity, leadership, and communication skills, as well as its effect on social, emotional, and cognitive growth in both formal and informal educational settings.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783319558226
Publisher: Springer International Publishing
Publication date: 07/04/2017
Series: Palgrave Studies In Play, Performance, Learning, and Development
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 165
Sales rank: 952,464
File size: 347 KB

About the Author

Jaime E. Martinez is Assistant Professor in the School of Interdisciplinary Studies and Education at the New York Institute of Technology (NYIT), USA. His active research interests include STEAM education, service-learning pedagogy, and Vygotskian cultural performatory approaches to human development and learning.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. The Education for Workforce Development Paradigm Chapter 2. Methodological Approaches to STEM/STEAM LearningChapter 3. Science Chapter 4. Technology Chapter 5. Engineering Chapter 6. Art Chapter 7. Math Chapter 8. Service-learning Project Chapter 9. Reflections

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