ART THINKING AS A CATALYST FOR STEAM STRATEGIES. TOWARDS A DIVERGENT THINKING
Universitat Politècnica de València (SPAIN)
About this paper:
Conference name: 14th International Technology, Education and Development Conference
Dates: 2-4 March, 2020
Location: Valencia, Spain
Abstract:Practical training in the university environment, without attention to creativity and innovative thinking, is not very effective. For this reason we have tried to find a new learning model, which focuses on the disciplines essential for the future, through an interdisciplinary approach.
The use of tools such as Art Thinking and the search for new learning spaces, sometimes outside the classroom and in others transforming the classroom space itself into a “corner to dream”, have allowed us to create a climate conducive to the development of creativity and discover that the combination of technical training with skills associated with the artistic field, are positioned as the ideal way to train the professionals of the future.
Thus, within the strategy of reaching professional competences, it is planned to work jointly and collaboratively between the creative, technological and management disciplines that coexist on the campus of the Polytechnic University of Valencia, in the implementation of new training spaces , which favor the acquisition of transversal competences and strengthen the teaching and learning process through: visible and responsible learning and under STEAM strategies.
Keywords: Art Thinking, STEAM, divergent thinking, art and design, corner to dream, visible learning, teaching innovation.