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ERIC Number: ED256325
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Jan
Pages: 7
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
The Effects of Selected Variables on Learning a Spatial Visualization Task: A Report of Research in Progress.
Molina, Randall R.
A systematic research program will study the cumulative effects of selected instructional variables on learning a spatial visualization task. The goal of the research is to identify instructional variables that will improve the performance of female students on the Aircraft Instrument Comprehension (AIC) test. The AIC program is intended to teach Air Force cadets to read aircraft instruments and identify pictures of aircraft in the positions indicated on the instruments. Study 1 will determine the individual and combined effects of two different perspectives (subjective and objective) and two different sequences (attitude first or heading first) for presenting cues in the AIC program. Study 2 will examine the effects of pre-instruction on performance of a spatial visualization task. Pre-instruction will be used to familiarize 150 undergraduate college students with the features (front, back, right/left sides) and rotations (pitch, bank, and heading) of an aircraft. The third study will determine the effectiveness of imagery instruction for learning a spatial visualization task. The differential effectiveness of the imagery strategy for subjects with high and low visual ability will be determined using 120 undergraduate education majors. Six references are listed. (LMM)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Researchers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A