My research and dissertation plan is to create a transmedia book focused on 2D cutter and 3D fabrication tools. The content will be focused on the development of spatial reasoning skills and the use of artistic measures to provide students with the hands-on activities that will promote their development of spatial reasoning skills.
Some of my preliminary research leads me to believe that if we introduce children to spatial reasoning “thinking” that they will continue to see things in their life differently. This introduction to a three dimensional way of thinking can be the beginning of a new way of learning and new interests for them. I theorize that students who do have tendencies toward science, technology, engineering, and math careers may be the same ones who do not have developed spatial reasoning abilities.
Possible Title: Using Fabrication Devices for Spatial Reasoning Improvement
My dissertation plan: