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Spatial thinking and dimensionality

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Cesar Delgado
Cesar Delgado
Department of Curriculum & Instruction, The University of Texas at Austin, 1 University Station D5700, Austin, Texas 78712-0379, USA
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Published:
April 01, 2012

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Liben and Titus (this volume) provide a lucid account of spatial skills required of geoscientists. Geoscience studies three-dimensional (3-D) objects, and many representations of these objects are two dimensional (2-D). Accordingly, Liben and Titus provide multiple examples of cognitive processes that involve coordinating 3-D data and 2-D representations. This commentary further examines the dimensionality of space, and thus of spatial cognition. This is followed by a discussion of the importance and role of one-dimensional (1-D) space in geoscience cognition, and research about student knowledge and learning of 1-D space.

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GSA Special Papers

Earth and Mind II: A Synthesis of Research on Thinking and Learning in the Geosciences

Kim A. Kastens
Kim A. Kastens
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory and Department of Earth & Environmental Sciences, Columbia University, Palisades, New York, USA
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Cathryn A. Manduca
Cathryn A. Manduca
Science Education Resource Center, Carleton College, Northfield, Minnesota, USA
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Geological Society of America
Volume
486
ISBN print:
9780813724867
Publication date:
April 01, 2012

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