Characterization of age dynamics of spatial representations in children 6–9 years old

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Abstract

We present data on development of spatial representations in children studying in primary school, obtained during the examination of structural, topological, coordinate, projective representations of pupils of 1's and 2's grades at the beginning and end of the school year. We explore the dynamics and development direction of the above types of spatial representations, examine the connections of certain types of spatial representations with organization of the learning process. The study involved 134 children aged 6–9 years (studying in 1st and 2nd grades of primary school). We highlight comparative results of levels of spatial representations formation during the school year. We analyze the likely reasons for decline and lower of the dynamics in the development of spatial representations of today's school students.

General Information

Keywords: spatial and temporal scope, spatial representation, primary school age, strategy of copying, coordinate, structural and topological, projective representation of the developmental dynamics.

Journal rubric: Social Psychology

Article type: scientific article

For citation: Goryacheva T., Makarova O.N. Characterization of age dynamics of spatial representations in children 6–9 years old. Psikhologicheskaya nauka i obrazovanie = Psychological Science and Education, 2013. Vol. 18, no. 2, pp. 76–86. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)

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Information About the Authors

Tatyana Goryacheva, PhD in Psychology, Associate Professor, Department of Clinical Psychology, Pirogov Russian National Research Medical University, Associate Professor, Department of Neuro- and Pathopsychology of Development, Moscow State University of Psychology & Education, Moscow, Russia, ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1440-3065, e-mail: goriatcheva_tg@mail.ru

O. N. Makarova, Post-graduate Student, Chair of Neuro- and Pathopsychology, Department of Clinical and Special Psychology, Moscow State University of Psychology and Education, Moscow, Russia