Teaching students to think spatially through embodied actions: Design principles for learning environments in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics

@inproceedings{DeSutter2017TeachingST,
  title={Teaching students to think spatially through embodied actions: Design principles for learning environments in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics},
  author={Dane DeSutter and Mike Stieff},
  booktitle={Cognitive research: principles and implications},
  year={2017}
}
Spatial thinking is a vital component of the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics curriculum. However, to date, broad development of learning environments that target domain-specific spatial thinking is incomplete. The present article visits the problem of improving spatial thinking by first reviewing the evidence that the human mind is embodied: that cognition, memory, and knowledge representation maintain traces of sensorimotor impressions from acting and perceiving in a physical… CONTINUE READING
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