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ERIC Number: EJ1051755
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 14
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1045-1064
A Comparative Analysis of Spatial Visualization Ability and Drafting Models for Industrial and Technology Education Students
Katsioloudis, Petros; Jovanovic, Vukica; Jones, Mildred
Journal of Technology Education, v26 n1 p88-101 Fall 2014
The main purpose of this study was to determine significant positive effects among the use of three different types of drafting models, and to identify whether any differences exist towards promotion of spatial visualization ability for students in Industrial Technology and Technology Education courses. In particular, the study compared the use of different types of drafting models (a 3D printed solid object, a 3D computer generated drawing, and a 2D drawing) using a technical drawing activity as the main assessment tool. This research can help in understanding the optimal type of drafting model to be used in technology education and industrial technology courses, allowing for visualization ability to be enhanced. This small quasi-experimental study provides results related to the commonly used method of 2D visual modeling. Instead, it seems a 3D solid model gives the students a better understanding of the tasks being taught. However, based on the small amount of similar studies, it appears that more research is needed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Virginia
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Differential Aptitude Test
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