New York, New York
November 1, 2019
November 1, 2019
November 30, 2019
Spatial visualization skills (SVS) have been shown to be critical to success in STEM fields. Students with strong SVS are retained at a higher rate than students with lower levels of SVS and are typically more successful in their classes. SVS can be learned and workshops have been proven to be effective in improving the spatial ability of students. Workshop implementations at [our university] via a graphics course have demonstrated similar results in improvements in spatial skills. It would seem likely that there are other benefits of the workshop outside of spatial skills such as helping to create a sense of community among the students and developing their affective skills. This study describes a preliminary study into the effects of the workshop on these affective skills, in particular student self-efficacy. Skills are assessed using the “Self-Efficacy Formative Questionnaire” developed in 2015 by Research Collaboration and preliminary results are detailed.
De Rosa, A. J., & Fontaine, M. (2019, November), Additional benefits of spatial-visualization skills workshops: assessing improvements in student self-efficacy and other affective skills. Paper presented at 2019 Fall Mid Atlantic States Conference, New York, New York. https://peer.asee.org/33800
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