The Main Course Was Mealworms: The Epistemics of Art and Science in Public Engagement

Date: 
Sunday, October 6, 2019
Resource Type:
Peer-reviewed article | Research Products
Environment Type: 
Public Programs, Public Events and Festivals
Audience: 
General Public | Museum/ISE Professionals | Learning Researchers
Discipline: 
Art, music, and theater | Education and learning science | General STEM
Organization:
University of Washington, Guerilla Science, London School of Economics , Pratt Institute
Description: 

In this paper we share an emerging analytical approach to designing and studying STEAM programs that focuses on how programs integrate the respective epistemic practices—the ways in which knowledge is constructed—of science and art. We share the rationale for moving beyond surface features of STEAM programs (e.g., putting textiles and electronics on the same table) to the disciplinary-specific ways in which participants are engaged in creative inquiry and production. We share a brief example from a public STEAM event to demonstrate the ways in which this approach can foster reflection and intentionality in the design and implementation of STEAM programs.

Funder(s): 
NSF
Funding Program: 
Science Learning +
Award Number: 
1647150
Funding Amount: 
$1,952,296
Funder(s): 
Wellcome Trust
Publication Name: 
Leonardo

Team Members

Jen WongJen WongAuthor
Sam MejiasSam MejiasAuthor
Mark RosinAuthor

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