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dc.contributor.authorSeery, Niall
dc.contributor.authorBuckley, Jeffrey
dc.contributor.authorBowe, Brian
dc.contributor.authorCarthy, Darren
dc.identifier.citationSeery, N., Buckley, J., Bowe, B., Carthy, D. (2016). Spatial skills in education: a national study. In IMC33 - 33rd International Manufacturing Conference. 31 Aug - 1 Sep 2016. University of Limerick, Ireland.en_US
dc.identifier.otherConferences - Technology Education Research Groupen_US
dc.description.abstractIt is widely accepted that spatial skills play an inherent role in educational success, especially in STEM disciples such as Engineering, Mathematics and Graphics. This paper presents an initial investigation into spatial skills in postprimary education where the aim is to generate a national spatial profile to assist in developing meaningful educational interventions. Psychometric tests of spatial ability were administered to a cohort of 1st year pupils (n = 451) in a variety of educational contexts. Findings suggest that this early stage in postprimary education may be an auspicious time to integrate spatial skill development into formal education and that the relationship between subject choice and impact with spatial skills merits further investigation.en_US
dc.publisherUniversity of Limericken_US
dc.relation.ispartofIMC33 - 33rd International Manufacturing Conference.en_US
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Ireland*
dc.subjectSpatial skillsen_US
dc.subjectPost-primary educationen_US
dc.titleSpatial skills in education: a national study.en_US
dc.identifier.conferenceIMC33 - 33rd International Manufacturing Conference. 31 Aug - 1 Sep 2016. University of Limerick, Ireland.
dc.rights.accessOpen Accessen_US

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