STEAM Power: Integrating Art and Technology through Cultural Heritage Museum Partnerships

By June Bianchi.

Published by The International Journal of the Inclusive Museum

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Article: Print $US10.00
Published online: March 25, 2016 $US5.00

There is increasing recognition of the importance of multi-modal thinking approaches, linking creative arts with technology, in order to generate learning strategies appropriate for transitional twenty-first century societies. This interdisciplinary focus, internationally designated STEAM (science, technology engineering, arts, mathematics), has generated exciting outcomes in the fields of arts, technology, and education and forms a key curriculum hub within the teacher education programme for specialist art and design teachers at Bath Spa University (BSU), United Kingdom. BSU’s STEAM Power integrates technology with art through cultural heritage partnerships, linking educational and museum-based contexts to generate qualitative interdisciplinary action research projects and empirically exploring heritage and culture with diverse participants through creative media and techniques.

Keywords: Art, Culture, Heritage, Interdisciplinary, Mathematics, Teacher education, Technology

The International Journal of the Inclusive Museum, Volume 9, Issue 2, June 2016, pp.59-77. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Published online: March 25, 2016 (Article: Electronic (PDF File; 1.972MB)).

June Bianchi

Senior Lecturer, Art Education, Creative Education Research Group, School of Education, Bath Spa University, Bath, UK


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