The Analysis of Elementary Mathematics Preservice Teachers' Spatial Orientation Skills with SOLO Model


ÖZDEMİR A. Ş. , Goktepe Yildiz S.

EURASIAN JOURNAL OF EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH, no.61, pp.217-236, 2015 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.14689/ejer.2015.61.12
  • Title of Journal : EURASIAN JOURNAL OF EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH
  • Page Numbers: pp.217-236

Abstract

Problem Statement: The SOLO model places responses provided by students on a certain level instead of placing students there themselves. SOLO taxonomy, including five sub-levels, is used for determining observed structures of learning outcomes in various disciplines and grade levels. On the other hand, the spatial orientation skill is the ability to visualize an object's view from a different perspective. A number of studies on examining preservice teachers' spatial abilities have been performed. In this study, elementary mathematics preservice teachers' spatial orientation skills as components of spatial skills were evaluated through the SOLO model in ways that are different from other researches.