The difference between STEAM education and STEM education

The difference between STEAM education and STEM education

What is the difference between STEAM education and STEM education? Let me elaborate.

With the increasing of talent competition, many students will choose the majors with advantages. STEAM education and STEM education are relatively hot in recent years, attracting a large number of examinees' attention and understanding. Then, are STEAM education and STEM education the same? What is the difference between the two?

 

1) There is a difference in the subject content

First of all, STEM in STEM education is the abbreviation of science, technology, engineering and mathematice, which respectively stand for science, technology, engineering and mathematics. It lays emphasis on cultivating students' ability in these four subjects.

Secondly, STEAM is the abbreviation of science, technology, Engineering, arts, mathematice, which stands for science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics, and lays emphasis on the cultivation of students' abilities in these five disciplines.

 

2) The appearance of time is different

STEM and STEAM appeared at different times. The former was first proposed in 1986 in the Report "Undergraduate Science, Mathematics and Engineering Education" published by the National Science Board of the United States. The latter is a refinement of the former. From September 2015, the Ministry of Education in our country's comprehensive and thorough going efforts to promote education informationization work during about much starker choices-and graver consequences-in guidance on draft "clearly put forward for the first time in the notice to STEAM education, many province actively response to the education course in the teaching and examination system, good overall improved the students' five aspects of quality, To improve students' technology, art and science literacy.


The above is the difference between STEAM education and STEM education. It is worth noting that the current competition among students is very fierce, and the competition among students in the future will be even more fierce. Therefore, it is very important to pay attention to the improvement of high quality.