Geography educators have been, and continue to be, interested in spatial thinking, especially since they have been convinced of its importance in their students’ ability to learn and do geography. As they developed strategies to improve students’ spatial thinking, they searched for assessment instruments to evaluate their interventions’ effects. Because they and we found existing psychometric tests of spatial ability lacking, we developed the Spatial Thinking Ability Test. This article reviews 22 research studies that have used the test to assess spatial thinking. Both instructional strategies or methods and individuals’ characteristics that lead to, or are associated with, improved spatial thinking are identified. Suggestions for further research are offered.
|Number of pages||19|
|Journal||International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education|
|State||Published - 2 Oct 2019|
- Spatial thinking