The People's Guide to Spatial Thinking
by Diana Stuart Sinton with Sarah Bednarz, Phil Gersmehl, Robert Kolvoord, and David Uttal.
About: Spatial thinking is an activity that we do throughout our lives and across many settings, to understand problems and seek solutions. The practice can be so automatic that it becomes deceptively obvious, but when it is not done carefully, it can lead to chaos and confusion. In this brief and accessible guide, we see how spatial concepts help us think across the geographies of our life spaces, physical and social spaces, and intellectual space. This volume draws from knowledge of the Natural Research Council, as well as from many scholars and educators with expertise in this topic. Spatial thinking may be particularly essential within the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math, but the practice is also fundamental to the knowledge, skills, and practices of geographers. This book will help you understand what spatial thinking is, how it works, and why it is important for the world. As an important part of everyone’s living experience, spatial thinking is a form of learning how to learn.
ISBN: 978-1-884136-21-4 Copyright: 2013 Format: Print Only (item will be shipped to you)