A Renaissance approach to STEM

  • David Miller-Stinchcombe
Keywords: Art, STEM, curriculum, pedagogy, technology, role models, applied learning, epistemology, inquiry based learning


The term “Renaissance Man” is used to describe a person with wide ranging skills, combining arts and sciences. But why is it that Renaissance artists, equipped with little more than sail cloth, quarried dirt, and cooking oils are revered as some of the greatest thinkers in history? Is it possible for contemporary students to become scientists, technologists, engineers and mathematicians, armed with a few art supplies, the desire to create visual art, and the intellectual role models provided by these Renaissance artists?

How to Cite
Miller-Stinchcombe D. (2017). A Renaissance approach to STEM. Breaking Out: Journal of Community, Schools and Social Justice, 2(1). Retrieved from https://journals.vu.edu.au/index.php/breakingout/article/view/1047