Education for Innovation: The Role of the Arts in STEM Education


WHEN March 21, 2015
6:30-8 PM WHERE NYUAD Campus, Conference Center WHO NYU Abu Dhabi Institute Open to the Public

Part of the Abu Dhabi Festival's Riwaq Al Fikr Series

As the UAE embeds technology in schools and focuses on STEM education across all ages, this panel convenes to discuss the role of the arts in the 21st-century syllabus. Creativity and innovation relate to science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. What is the connection between the creative processes in the arts and in science? How do we clarify and strengthen the connection between learning in the arts, creativity and innovation? Should STEAM (not STEM) power the next generation? 

Simultaneous Arabic translation will be provided. 


Janet Bellotto Artist; Associate Professor and Interim Dean, College of Arts and Creative EnterprisesZayed University

Russell Granet Executive DirectorLincoln Center Education

Stéphan Vincent-Lancrin Senior Analyst and Project LeaderOrganisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

Moderated by

John Dennehy Executive Director of Office of Planning and Strategic AffairsAbu Dhabi Education Council (ADEC)

Hosted by

NYU Abu Dhabi Institute


Moderated by
  • John Dennehy, Executive Director of Office of Planning and Strategic Affairs, Abu Dhabi Education Council (ADEC)

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