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Pages: 2253-2258
Publication year: 2018
ISBN: 978-84-09-05948-5
ISSN: 2340-1095
doi: 10.21125/iceri.2018.1497

Conference name: 11th annual International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation
Dates: 12-14 November, 2018
Location: Seville, Spain

RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN SPATIAL REASONING SKILLS IN FIRST YEAR INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING STUDENTS

F. Gómez Hermosa1, L. Miravet Garret1, F.J. Ortíz Zamora1, C. Ladrón de Guevara Muñoz1, F. Nieto Reigal2

1Universidad de Málaga (SPAIN)
2IES Politécnico Jesús Marín (SPAIN)
Nowadays, most of the students access to engineering studies with a low spatial reasoning compared to abstract, numerical and verbal reasoning. Although these are fundamental, without any doubt, the spatial relation is essential for the formation of the future Engineer. Some researchers assert that spatial vision is an innate ability that cannot be learned. However, other studies show that it can be developed with interactive exercises. Related to this and aware of the importance of spatial skills for students, basic components identification is necessary as well as the analysis of the possible relationship among them. According to some authors, the basic components are spatial rotation and spatial vision. Thus, spatial rotation is the spatial ability that allows imagining rotations of 2D and 3D objects. While spatial visualization consists of the ability to recognize 3D pieces by folding and unfolding their faces.

In this paper, we have measured these student’s skills using some widely recognized tests, such as the Differential Aptitudes Test (DAT v5) and the Mental Rotation Test (MRT). Based on the results, from a sample of 400 students, the dependence of the described variables has been analyzed. These studies will allow developing strategies oriented to enhancing the spatial abilities of the future students. And also, it will be the support to study the combined effects of these factors by an ANOVA analysis.
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title = {RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN SPATIAL REASONING SKILLS IN FIRST YEAR INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING STUDENTS},
series = {11th annual International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation},
booktitle = {ICERI2018 Proceedings},
isbn = {978-84-09-05948-5},
issn = {2340-1095},
doi = {10.21125/iceri.2018.1497},
url = {http://dx.doi.org/10.21125/iceri.2018.1497},
publisher = {IATED},
location = {Seville, Spain},
month = {12-14 November, 2018},
year = {2018},
pages = {2253-2258}}
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AU - F. Gómez Hermosa AU - L. Miravet Garret AU - F.J. Ortíz Zamora AU - C. Ladrón de Guevara Muñoz AU - F. Nieto Reigal
TI - RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN SPATIAL REASONING SKILLS IN FIRST YEAR INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING STUDENTS
SN - 978-84-09-05948-5/2340-1095
DO - 10.21125/iceri.2018.1497
PY - 2018
Y1 - 12-14 November, 2018
CI - Seville, Spain
JO - 11th annual International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation
JA - ICERI2018 Proceedings
SP - 2253
EP - 2258
ER -
F. Gómez Hermosa, L. Miravet Garret, F.J. Ortíz Zamora, C. Ladrón de Guevara Muñoz, F. Nieto Reigal (2018) RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN SPATIAL REASONING SKILLS IN FIRST YEAR INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING STUDENTS, ICERI2018 Proceedings, pp. 2253-2258.
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