Use of spatial sensemaking practices in spatial learning


Vaishampayan A, Plummer JD, Udomprasert P, Sunbury S. Use of spatial sensemaking practices in spatial learning, in 13th International Conference on Computer Supported Collaborative Learning. Vol 2. Lyon, France: A Wide Lens: Combining Embodied, Enactive, Extended, and Embedded Learning in Collaborative Settings ; 2019.


This paper describes an approach to understanding how 11-12-year-old students (N=185) engage in spatial thinking through use of sensemaking practices. There is limited research on nature of students’ spatial thinking when learning discipline-specific content knowledge during classroom instruction. We use embodied cognition to examine the kinds of sensemaking practices students use when applying perspective-taking skill to learn seasons and lunar phases, and the teacher’s role in shaping those practices.

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