Humanities-Driven STEM-Using History as a Foundation for STEM Education in Honors

John Carrell, Hannah Keaty, Aliza Wong

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The need to provide science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) learners with a foundation in the humanities is becoming increasingly expedient. Continued globalization through technologies means that what scientists and engineers design, manufacture, and maintain have an impact on how we communicate and relate both within and across societies. Traditionally, the humanities have played a limited role in STEM education; yet, there are natural connections between the humanities and STEM that may be used to deepen students’ educational experiences. In the exploration of these links and modes of learning, the Texas Tech University (TTU) Honors College has developed an interdisciplinary curriculum that incorporates both the arts and the humanities and STEM.Unlike other iterations of this technique, namely STEAM, where arts are included to help promote more creative problem-solving and innovative thinking, this approach uses the arts and humanities as the foundation and impetus
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)53-69
JournalHonors in Practice
StatePublished - Apr 2020


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