Evolving Minds: A Literature-Driven and Empirical Exploration of STEAM Skill Development and Learning Approaches

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Baibhaw Kumar
Csaba Deák


This article delves into the evolving landscape of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) education, a dynamic pedagogical paradigm that amalgamates “Arts” into the realms of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics). Focusing on the critical dimensions of skill development and learning approach, this study undertook a systematic literature review spanning 2018 to 2022. The examination of contemporary literature sheds light on students' evolving attitudes and perceptions toward integrating Arts within STEM subjects. To augment this exploration, an empirical survey was conducted, gathering insights from students from diverse European countries and spanning various levels of pedagogy. This combined study unveils intricate correlations between specific forms of Arts and the skill sets essential for fostering innovation and entrepreneurship. Additionally, it delves into the learning approaches that resonate with students as they navigate the complexities of this transformative pedagogy.  As education evolves, this article encourages readers to delve into how students view STEAM education. It provides insights into how STEAM education can help shape versatile innovators and entrepreneurs ready to tackle future challenges.

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Csaba Deák , Faculty of Materials and Chemical Engineering, University of Miskolc, Miskolc, Hungary

He is a professor at the University of Miskolc, Hungary. Between 2012-2014 he served as the deputy chairman of the National Innovation Office of Hungary. He is a guest lecturer at the Universitat Babes-Bolyai, Romania, and a graduate faculty member at Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University, USA.His research interests are innovation management, project management, innovation systems, change, and strategic management.