Visual-spatial Ability in STEM Education

Transforming Research into Practice

  • Myint Swe Khine

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vi
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Myint Swe Khine
      Pages 3-8
  3. Measurement and Development of Spatial Ability

  4. Research and Practices in Spatial Ability

About this book


Each chapter in this book makes a unique contribution to the body of the literature and enhances the understanding of spatial ability and its influence on learning in the STEM disciplines. It addresses spatial abilities, ways to measure them as well as their impact and how they can affect learning subjects in scientific, technology and engineering domains. The volume deliberately covers a wide range perspectives from cognitive psychology, educational psychology, science, technology, engineering and mathematics, computer science, information technology disciplines to human development. Taking a broad view on the topic, chapters in the book discuss how to define spatial ability and its factors, the measurement of spatial ability and psychometric analyses, and educational strategies to improve spatial skills and their implications for science and technology education. The book thus provides an overview of current thinking about visual-spatial ability, spatial reasoning, and spatial skills.


spatial ability STEM education spatial reasoning spatial skills spatial cognition science education mathematics education engineering education technology education test development measurement spatial visualization visual cognition spatial training

Editors and affiliations

  • Myint Swe Khine
    • 1
  1. 1.Emirates College for Advanced EducationAbu DhabiUnited Arab Emirates

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Education
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-44384-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-44385-0
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