To give an example - it's common for artists and designers to be given the output data of an experiment and asked to enhance it's ability to communicate (for whatever reason - publication, education, grant applications, PCST, PR, etc…). My experience is that involving them in the planning stages can significantly enhance both the process and efficiency of the experiment as well as the intrinsic value of the outcomes and their ability to communicate.
So attempting to measure the value of an outcome - "Is STEM art good enough?" - is in my opinion a mistaken evaluation and is in fact counterproductive and retrogressive. For over half a century the contemporary art world has engaged with the idea that value is embedded in the process and not just - if at all - in the outcome. This is why we should be engaging artists- and scientists-in-residence on a permanent and ongoing basis and not just just on the assumption of a singular artwork outcome.
As someone who retired from teaching some time ago I would hope that this kind of approach - which emphasises the process over the outcome - would inform STEAM education.
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