Make entrepreneurship a part of STEM education

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

In the past few years, the movement to add art to the traditional emphasis on science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) in K-18 education has burgeoned across the nation, i.e. STEM + art = STEAM ( It has been suggested that exposure to art will impart design thinking skills and promote creativity.

That might be so.

However, it still wouldn't address the key issue in STEM education: the inability of our students to connect their STEM knowledge with real-world problems (or to find and pursue opportunities by applying their knowledge in the world around them). For that, they will need a broader set of skills: entrepreneurial thinking skills.

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