Keywords

Regional Equality; Interdisciplinary Integration; Arts; Sciences; STEAM Education; Creativity

Abstract

STEAM education system is largely being incorporated within different countries to develop creativity and problemsolving skills among the students. This study has also focused on sustaining regional equality and interdisciplinary integration of arts and sciences via creativity research in STEAM education systems. For this study, the qualitative data was collected from 12 science teachers working in different Chinese high schools. Thematic analysis was used for analyzing the collected interview transcripts. Four important themes were formulated which include (a) STEAM Education System, (b) Creativity in STEAM Education System, (c) STEAM Education System Issues and (d) Recommendations for STEAM Education System. The results obtained from this study showed that STEAM education system helps in encouraging student engagement, following interdisciplinary integration of arts and sciences. However, regional inequality in China prevents effective accessibility and quality of STEAM education in rural regions of the country, emphasizing the development and implementation of effective educational and regional policies. This study has also provided different practical and theoretical implications within the context of STEAM education systems.

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1. Shanghai Graduate Education Reform Project: Improve the Aesthetic Education Quality of MFA Graduate Students by Relying on Social Public Cultural Resources, Project No.: 23XJG103. 2. High-level Local University Construction Project: MFA Graduate Tutor Special Training on “Cultivating Virtue and Talents”, Project No.: 23XDS005. 3. Shanghai School Curriculum Ideological and Political Demonstration Course, Teaching Master: Graduate Education Project “Design Forms”. 4. First-class course cultivation project of Shanghai University of Engineering Science: Performance Techniques, Project No.: k202207001. 5. Shanghai Philosophy and Social Science Planning General Project: Research on Public art Multidimensional Support for Shanghai Old Area Reconstruction and Community Ecosystem Reconstruction, Project No.: 2020BW Y028. 6. Shanghai Philosophy and Social Sciences Planning Youth Project: A Study on the Evaluation and Design Optimization of Psychological Healing Effectiveness of Shanghai Public Art, Project No.: QNTD202109. 7. Youth Research Team Cultivation Program of Shanghai University of Engineering Science: Research on Public art and Smart Environment Space, Project No.: QNTD202109. 8. 2023 Shanghai University municipal key course “Expression Techniques”, Project No.: s202311001.

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Received: 2023-05-25 | Reviewed: 2023-06-27 | Accepted: 2023-09-01 | Online First: 2024-01-16 | Published: 2024-03-31

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