For over a decade, there has been a growing interest of high calibre universities such as MIT, Stanford, University of Chicago, and UCLA in merging Art and Science to promote creativity, critical thinking, and collaboration skills.
We are living in the Renaissance era of Arts-integrated education where STEM is becoming STEAM.
Being a quintessential characteristic of our species, artistic expression is a powerful driving force linked to cognition and a distinct product of the human experience. It seems instinctively natural to us that schools should explore Art as a learning tool in Science education.
CIRCE is pleased to have an active STEAM community. We are committed to sharing experiences with curriculum development, findings in research, insights and passions. We are interested in STEAM work at all levels, from K-12 to graduate studies and in all contexts.
Please join us! Tell us about your experiences with Arts and Science as a student or professional. We are also interested in learning about processes of designing policy for implementing STEAM, as well as your experiences in promoting the necessary dialogue between artists and scientists.
Be part of our journey into the uncharted territory where Science and Art intersect. Join us to boldly go where no one has gone before!
Our STEAM moderator: Dr. Jailson Lima (CIRCE, Academic Council; Chemistry teacher, Vanier College)
Jailson has a background in both Chemistry (B.S., M.S., Ph.D. in Inorganic Chemistry) and Education (high-school teaching certificate, M.Ed. in College Teaching). Before joining the Chemistry Department of CEGEP Vanier College in 2000, he taught in Brazilian high schools and universities for ten years. Since 2009, he has been involved with curriculum development with the aim of exploring the visual arts to enhance the learning of scientific concepts while promoting disciplinary integration. Jailson was the recipient of the 2018 Beaumier Award from the Chemical Institute of Canada.