Opinion: STEM Should Be a Natural Extension of Literacy Education
The nation seems enamored with the acronym STEM, which stands for science, technology, engineering, and math. STEM should not be treated as a separate domain in education, but rather treated as a cross-domain strategy. In fact, the 21st century skills of collaboration, creativity, critical thinking, and communication must be infused with STEM education to provide students with the thinking skills inherently needed in STEM careers. In addition, art education should be integral, which may change the acronym to STEAM.
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