The Search for Method in STEAM Education

  • Jaime E. ┬áMartinez

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Setting the Stage

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  3. Dialogues

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    5. Art
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  4. Development Takes Practice

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  5. Back Matter
    Pages 159-165

About this book


This book explores various approaches to building a positive interdisciplinary STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and math) learning environment, as described by educators across the K-20 educational ladder. Crucial to their success, Martinez finds, is the playful and performatory approach they employ in their teaching. Their practices are creative, improvisational, and inclusive, and are shared in detail through illustrations and interviews. Throughout the book, the author explores a Vygotskian cultural performatory approach to creating interdisciplinary STEAM learning environments, drawing out the history of this approach and its success in fostering collaboration, creativity, leadership, and communication skills, as well as its effect on social, emotional, and cognitive growth in both formal and informal educational settings.


curriculum studies K-16 public and college education Zone of Proximal Development evaluation and assessment Vygotskian Theory Educational Policy

Authors and affiliations

  • Jaime E. ┬áMartinez
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  1. 1.New York Institute of TechnologyNew YorkUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2017
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Education Education (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-55821-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-55822-6
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