a spatial lens on the National Science Digital Library (NSDL)about spatial thinking...a community of interestdirectories of publications and links on spatial topics
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spatial thinking
concerns the relative locations of things, their static or dynamic shape and internal structure, and their movement in the world. is the knowledge, skills, and habits of mind to use concepts of space, tools of representation like maps and graphs, and processes of reasoning to organize and solve problems.” * is pervasive: it is vital across a wide range of domains of practical and scientific knowledge; yet it is underrecognized, undervalued, underappreciated, and therefore underinstructed.” *
* from Learning to Think Spatially, a 2006 US National Research Council report
spatial thinking can be improved by effective technology and education. But as the NRC report points out, we still don’t know exactly how to infuse spatial thinking throughout the curriculum.”
—┬áN. Newcombe (2006) A Plea for Spatial Literacy
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