Proposal Title

Studio-STEM: Application of Studio Teaching Methods to the STEM Classroom

Proposal Abstract

The studio teaching environment has been demonstrated to be an effective venue for learners to develop content knowledge and domain skills in the arts and architecture fields. Learners in studio environments have also been shown to develop habits of mind that lead to life-long learning skills and what Dweck calls a “growth mindset.” Transferring the studio environment model to STEM classrooms may lead to increased knowledge retention, increased skill development, better application to real-world scenarios, and greater flexibility in creative problem solving and life-long acquisition of new knowledge. This session will examine some common teaching practices in the studio model of pedagogy in the visual and performing arts, and will engage participants in methods for applying those practices to a more traditional STEM curriculum, using specific examples from STEM-oriented classes for theatre technology and experiences in the newly-formed Purdue Polytechnic Institutes Design Lab studio class.

Location

Room 1005

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Presentation (Open Access)

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Mar 27th, 9:00 AM Mar 27th, 9:45 AM

Studio-STEM: Application of Studio Teaching Methods to the STEM Classroom

Room 1005

The studio teaching environment has been demonstrated to be an effective venue for learners to develop content knowledge and domain skills in the arts and architecture fields. Learners in studio environments have also been shown to develop habits of mind that lead to life-long learning skills and what Dweck calls a “growth mindset.” Transferring the studio environment model to STEM classrooms may lead to increased knowledge retention, increased skill development, better application to real-world scenarios, and greater flexibility in creative problem solving and life-long acquisition of new knowledge. This session will examine some common teaching practices in the studio model of pedagogy in the visual and performing arts, and will engage participants in methods for applying those practices to a more traditional STEM curriculum, using specific examples from STEM-oriented classes for theatre technology and experiences in the newly-formed Purdue Polytechnic Institutes Design Lab studio class.