Why Scientists Need Arts Training
Technology is integrated into every aspect of our lives, including the way we communicate, interact, and learn. To be able to have an impact on the world they live in and to influence society in positive ways, it’s important for kids to be comfortable with technology, and start using it in the service of their ideas.
That’s why we at The GIANT Room integrate Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) with arts within a program that engages children with their society.
The article STEAM not STEM: Why Scientists Need Arts Training, by Richard Lachman Director of Zone Learning & Associate Professor at Ryerson University, highlights the importance of humanities in STEM, pointing out that technology raises moral questions, the importance of grounding experiments in empathy, and how we can teach ethics through the arts.