Spatial thinking

Spatial thinking is the ability to understand the location (position) and dimensions (e.g., length, size) of objects, and how different objects are related to each other. Our research investigates the development of different types of spatial thinking and how different aspects of spatial thinking are associated with mathematics and science achievement. Beyond associational work, we are interested in understanding whether cognitive interventions targeting spatial skills can be used to improve Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) outcomes in primary school children. 

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School of Psychology
Elizabeth Fry Building (AD)
University of Surrey