Journal of East China Normal University(Educationa ›› 2017, Vol. 35 ›› Issue (4): 40-46+134+135.doi: 10.16382/j.cnki.1000-5560.2017.04.004

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STEAM Education in America: Framework, Characteristic and Implication

WEI Xiaodong, YU Bing, YU Haibo   

  1. Key Research Institute of Humanities and Social Sciences in Universities of Ministry of Education, China Institute of Rural Education Development in Northeast Normal University, Changchun 130024, China
  • Online:2017-08-20 Published:2017-07-07

Abstract: In recent years, to promote basic education reform, the United States has given high priority to its STEAM education, which has become a national strategy. It's widely accepted that STEAM education helps students to understand the world in an integrated way, to use interdisciplinary thinking to solve practical problems, develop their logical thinking and problem solving skills, and cultivate high quality STEAM talents. With the worldwide spread of STEAM education, it will certainly bring about major changes in basic education. This article looks at the background of STEAM education, analyzes its framework and summarize the characteristics of STEAM education, so as to offer some lessons for the reform of basic education in China.

Key words: STEAM Education, project based learning, basic education