Mar 20, 2019
UTPS 507 Stem to Steam: Connecting the Arts to STEM and Local Collections College of Critical & Professional Studies
3 credits 42.0 hours
500 level graduate course
STEM education is based four specific disciplines-science, technology, engineering and
mathematics-taught in an interdisciplinary, applied approach. STEAM education recognizes that
the arts is an essential part of developing creative and critical thinking skills. In this
course, educators will connect with primary source collections and artists who take STEM to
STEAM. Teaching with primary sources allows educators to design student-centered learning
experiences focused on the development of critical skills and building content knowledge.
Educators will examine primary sources from direct access to local collections as well as the
digital resources made available by the Library of Congress. Site visits include collections in
the Philadelphia region and a studio visit with a contemporary artist.
Open to graduate students from the Division of Continuing Studies.
This course is not repeatable for credit.
his course may not be audited.
This course cannot be taken pass/fail.