13 March 2013

Spatial Thinking Across the College Curriculum

The Final Report is out from the Specialist Meeting on Spatial Thinking Across the College Curriculum. The meeting, held in Santa Barbara, provided a great look at how spatial education could enhance learning in all corners of the academy. I was invited to present some thoughts about how design programs teach spatial thinking, and how different that is than many other fields.

In the end there were 4 overriding themes that came up throughout the meeting and deserve continued attention:
"1) claiming value in training spatial thinkers;
2) assessing the role of visualization in spatial thinking;
3) maintaining balance with technological changes; and
4) determining what can and should be done to advance spatial reasoning in undergraduate education."
While any meeting in Santa Barbara is pretty great, this cross-cutting meeting was incredibly stimulating. Take a peek at the report.
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