Developing Spatial Thinking Skills

Tuesday 3:00pm-4:15pm Tennessee State University
Round Table Discussion


Reginald Archer, Tennessee State University
Solomon Haile, Tennessee State University
Mark Abolins, Middle Tennessee State University
Clement Akumu, Tennessee State University

This roundtable will explore ways to improve teaching and learning spatial thinking skills. Participants are encouraged to share their experiences and discuss innovative ways to incorporate spatial thinking in the geosciences. The roundtable will explore how geospatial or geographic information systems and sciences (GIS) help to analyze not just where, but when, why, and how questions for holistic problem solving. From sketching some lines on paper to engaging with geospatial technologies, spatial thinking skills can be further developed and inspired by incorporating some basic concepts of spatial reasoning and spatial literacy in general. We hope to transform spatial thinkers to informed spatial thinkers and decision makers who are better equipped to investigate issues and phenomenon interconnected in time and space.