Monday, January 5, 2015

STEM/STEAM Series: Left Brain & Too Much STEM

Left brain thinking and STEM too much of a good thing?

School libraries support the curriculum and recreational interests of all students and staff. We want students to have a well balanced education as well as provide opportunities for people to discover subjects in depth.

These two articles remind me of the strong influences of educational movements and how they influence the educational philosophies and day to day lives of our youth. Educational, social and economic movements impact school library services.

Is the U.S. Focusing Too Much on STEM?
"Some critics say the recent obsession with science and tech compromises other parts of kids' education" (Ossola).

Left-Brian America: STEM Education in the 21st century

Just some food for thought as we enter the year 2015.