Vol.11, No.1, February 2022.                                                                                                                                                                           ISSN: 2217-8309

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TEM Journal



Association for Information Communication Technology Education and Science

Spatial Ability and Geometric Thinking of the Students of Teacher Training for Primary Education


Gabriela Pavlovičová, Veronika Bočková, Katarína Laššová


© 2022 Gabriela Pavlovičová, published by UIKTEN. This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 License. (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0)


Citation Information: TEM Journal. Volume 11, Issue 1, Pages 388-395, ISSN 2217-8309, DOI: 10.18421/TEM111-49, February 2022.


Received: 25 October 2021.

Revised:   02 February 2022.
Accepted: 09 February 2022.
Published: 28 February 2022.




In this article, we focus on geometric thinking and the solution of three spatial geometric tasks of future primary school teachers. The research sample consisted of 78 Bachelor´s students at Constantine the Philosopher University in Nitra, Slovakia. The research findings show that future primary school teachers have a problem with geometrical thinking at higher levels and with solving spatial ability tasks, too. Using the statistical implicit analysis we revealed the connections between the students´ solution of spatial ability tasks and the achieved level of geometric thinking according to van Hiele theory.


Keywords –geometric thinking, spatial ability, teacher training, implicative analysis.




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