What are spatial skills?

Examples of spatial skills are the abilities to translate 2-D objects to 3-D and to mentally rotate 3-D objects.  Although these skills are used across many disciplines, including engineering, architecture, geology, medicine and computer science, not everyone has good spatial skills. Many people who have poor spatial skills believe it is something “they are just not good at”.  Even good students can have poor spatial skills that can be barriers to learning.

The truth is that spatial skills are malleable – they can be learned!

Dr. Sheryl Sorby, founder and CEO of C3S Spatial Thinking Ltd., is an internationally renowned researcher and consultant in spatial training. Based on her extensive research, she has created a spatial training program for secondary school students, Developing Spatial Thinking, including a proven curriculum to improve students’ spatial skills.

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…the capabilities of C3S Spatial Thinking Ltd., the experience of Dr. Sheryl Sorby and the “Developing Spatial Thinking” curriculum. C3S Spatial Thinking’s mission is to advance spatial research and training worldwide, empowering students to be successful in their studies and ultimately their careers.

Popular Resources about Spatial Skills

Men Are Better At Maps Until Women Take This Course – A bit of education can erase a definitive cognitive gap between men and women

Can Teaching Spatial Skills Help Bridge the STEM Gender Gap? 

Spatial Visualization: A Promising Intervention for Promoting Student Equity (webinar recording)

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