This article discusses the potential of STEAM education in afterschool and summer learning programs. The author suggests artistic methods and pedagogies that can be implemented in the programs, such as TAB (teaching artistic abilities), art infusion, and Studio Thinking. Challenges are brought forward and essential factors are suggested for STEAM programs. This article outlines STEAM afterschool and summer programs as spaces that invite, encourage and provide a safe learning environment where the students have more freedom to explore and get a deeper understanding of the arts and other disciplines.
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"STEAM Education Afterschool and Summer Learning,"
The STEAM Journal:
1, Article 12.
Available at: https://scholarship.claremont.edu/steam/vol4/iss1/12
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Dr. Tracey Hunter-Doniger is an Associate Professor of Visual and Performing Arts and Creativity at the College of Charleston. She began her career in education as a visual arts teacher in elementary and secondary schools for 15 years. Currently she is the director of two summer STEAM camps focusing on arts integration and environmental issues. Tracey has presented her research in STEAM and arts infusion at local, regional and national conventions and published a book designed to help non-arts educators infuse the arts through STEAM.