…as a teacher (as well as an RN), it makes my day to be teaching with the models now. I know my students are really learning anatomy by building in clay both in my live classes and my distance learning interactive television classes. I cannot imagine learning anatomy and physiology without the models!

Valerie Heuchert, RN, Health Careers Instructor, North Valley Career and Technical Center, Grafton, ND

Art heats up the STEM fields and makes STEAM

Posted by: ANATOMY IN CLAY® Learning System | Posted on: April 3rd, 2013 | 0 Comments

Students apply STEM(Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) disciplines in myriad ways when working with our learning system–experiencing first-hand bioengineering, biomechanics, and other science principles.

Recently, more and more educators across the country are advocating that the STEM fields address the profound contribution that Art can bring to learning—expanding the acronym to become STEAM. For the ANATOMY IN CLAY® Learning System, already in use by STEM programs nationwide, this focus on the “art” component makes perfect sense.

Studies prove that when students engage their artistic sense they also gain the added benefits of improved cognition, attention, reading fluency, and working memory. Plus art makes learning more enjoyable

Check out “The STEM to STEAM initiative,” championed by RISD President John Maeda, to view case studies, learn about how STEAM is being integrated into an increasing number of learning institutions…and get inspired!

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