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STEAM not STEM

10 May

Why scientists need arts training

I believe we need our educational system to engage students with issues of ethics and responsibility in science and technology. We should treat required arts and humanities courses not as some vague attempt to “broaden minds” but rather as a necessary discussion of morals, values, ethics and responsibility.

STEAM inserts arts into the acronym for STEM (science, technology, engineering and math). I chose to frame the arts more widely to include the humanities, and asked the attendees: How do we identify the challenges we wish to work on?

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Why It’s Smart to Be Bilingual

11 Aug

The brain’s real super-food may be learning new languages

s.note: more research, 440 immersion elementary schools in US

Bilingual education, commonplace in many countries, is a growing trend across the United States, with 440 elementary schools (up from virtually none in 1970) offering immersion study in Spanish, Mandarin, and French, in that order of popularity.

Next study: Economic Scene – Study Rethinks Importance of …Foreign Language … Teachers

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