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Experts to Explore the 'Art of Science Learning'

I've written a few times about making connections between teaching the arts and sciences (and fellow STEM fields). Well, with support from the National Science Foundation, three conferences planned for this spring will explore how the arts can be tapped to strengthen STEM skills and spark creativity.

An organization called the Art of Science Learning is convening scientists, educators, business leaders, researchers, and policymakers to tackle the matter. The first conference, April 6-7, will be hosted by the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History. A May 16-17 conference is hosted by the Illinois Institute of Technology. A third one, in San Diego June 14-15, is hosted by the California Institute of Telecommunications and Information Technology.

The Art of Science Learning, an NSF-funded initiative, is a project of the Learning Worlds Institute.

Last fall, I wrote about efforts to infuse the arts into the teaching of other subjects. My story focused in particular on dance, and highlighted an example where dance was being used to help teach scientific concepts.

Also, I blogged about efforts to add an "A" into the beloved STEM acronym.

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