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ERIC Number: EJ854211
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 49
ISSN: ISSN-0046-2012
Improving Spatial Ability with Mentored Sketching
Mohler, James L.; Miller, Craig L.
Engineering Design Graphics Journal, v72 n1 p19-27 Win 2008
As the result of a qualitative investigation into spatial ability, a teaching technique called mentored sketching was found to be effective for teaching visualization skills to freshman engineering students. This contribution describes the technique, how it evolved, and comments made by students as to its effectiveness. While mentored sketching emerged as a novel approach for the advancement of student sketching and spatial ability skills, it appears unhindered by class size and provides few constraints as a teaching methodology. (Contains 2 figures.)
Engineering Design Graphics Division, American Society for Engineering Education. 1818 N Street NW Suite 600, Washington, DC 20036. Tel: 202-331-3500; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
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