One comment I have heard is that the acronym STEM or STEAM may perhaps not be the best way to promote curricular integration. What does this mean?
It means that STEAM may not just be confined to Science, Technology, Engineering and the Arts. It also means that schools should have strong Science, Tech, Engineering and Arts programs, but not while sacrificing other disciplines. In short, the end goal is curricular integration via 4Cs: Creativity, Collaboration, Critical Thinking & Communication (twenty first century learning skills).