Date of Degree

5-2019

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

M.A.

Program

Liberal Studies

Advisor

Nicholas Michelli

Subject Categories

Arts and Humanities | Fine Arts | Higher Education | Liberal Studies | Other Education | Science and Mathematics Education

Keywords

Art, Cross Disciplinary Studies, Higher Education, Integration, STEAM, STEM

Abstract

Within the past decade, several academic institutions have begun to investigate techniques combining the fine arts and humanities into STEM coursework and curriculum. The resulting trend STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Mathematics) indicates that the arts could contribute to critical thinking, transfer across subject domains, and higher order thinking skills. This work examines the theoretical foundations of STEAM along with early and recent methodologies. Case studies are evaluated and the thesis concludes with recommendations suggesting how academics could apply these concepts to undergraduate studies.

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