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Test Scores Associated with Lessons Designed to Engage Spatial Thinking in Kindergarten and First and second grade and middle school and Grade Philip J and Carol A Gersmehl New York Center for Geographic Learning Step 1 Review Recent Research on Spatial Cognition Step 1 Review Recent Research on Spatial Cognition Goal to recast Reading a Map to reflect recent research in spatial thinking Step 1 Review Recent Research on Spatial Cognition 1641 articles 127 journals 63 books Step 1 Review Recent Research on Spatial Cognition 1641 articles 127 journals 63 books Step 1 Review Recent Research on Spatial Cognition 1641 articles 127 journals 63 books Important contributions come from neuroscientists developmental psychologists robot engineers linguists vision specialists architects geographers Important contributions come from neuroscientists developmental psychologists robot engineers Unfortunately linguists people in one vision specialists discipline are not always architects aware geographers of the research done The human brain has several distinct regions that do different kinds of spatial thinking The human brain has several distinct regions that do different kinds of spatial thinking Brain structures for spatial thinking develop at a very early age The human brain has several distinct regions that do different kinds of spatial thinking Brain structures for spatial thinking develop at a very early age Skills of verbal gestural mathematical or graphical representation develop more slowly and at least somewhat independently Self directed mobility is a key variable sex diet language and handedness are also significant Self directed mobility is a key variable sex diet language and handedness are also significant Adult intervention can accelerate mastery Self directed mobility is a key variable sex diet language and handedness are also significant Adult intervention can accelerate mastery At least some spatial thinking brain structures remain plastic through late middle



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