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

Overview of attention for article published in Cognitive Research: Principles and Implications, March 2017
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Title
Teaching students to think spatially through embodied actions: Design principles for learning environments in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics
Published in
Cognitive Research: Principles and Implications, March 2017
DOI 10.1186/s41235-016-0039-y
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Authors

D. DeSutter, M. Stieff

Abstract

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 environment. In particular, we review the evidence that spatial cognition and the ways that humans perceive and conceive of space are embodied. We then propose a set of design principles to aid researchers, designers, and practitioners in creating and evaluating learning environments that align principled embodied actions to targets of spatial thinking in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 119 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 26 22%
Researcher 19 16%
Student > Master 16 13%
Lecturer 11 9%
Student > Bachelor 10 8%
Other 22 18%
Unknown 15 13%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Social Sciences 28 24%
Psychology 17 14%
Computer Science 8 7%
Mathematics 7 6%
Engineering 6 5%
Other 30 25%
Unknown 23 19%

Attention Score in Context

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#4,177,394
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#83
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