The purpose of the Spatial Intelligence and Learning Center (SILC) is to develop the science of spatial learning and to use this knowledge to transform educational practice, supporting children and adults in acquiring the scientific, technical, engineering, and mathematical (STEM) skills required for effective participation in an increasingly high-technology society and global economy.

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Theoretical Themes

Research on spatial skills and spatial learning has suffered from fragmentation across a variety of isolated subfields. For example, spatial language researchers rarely interact with researchers studying maps and diagrams, and neither community interacts much with researchers investigating individual differences in fundamental spatial skills.

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