The Arts, Disruption, and Marginality: Education for the Global Creative Economy

  • James S. Moy


Of late, tertiary education has tended to draw a tight focus on STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) subjects both for research and teaching. Within this context, the STEM Education Coalition has worked to inform the American “federal and state policymakers on the critical role that science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education plays in US competitiveness and future economic prosperity.” Accordingly, many of America’s global competitors have similarly concentrated educational funding into STEM sectors. I note that institutions imperil their educational enterprises if they defund or ignore the arts. Indeed, I suggest that the arts, with their singular, curiosity inspired, obsessive practices directed towards the margins, inhabit the very place/space where critical, potentially transformational, or disruptive, new practices most likely will emerge.


STEM Science Technology Engineering Math Arts 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.College of The ArtsUniversity of South FloridaTampaUSA

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