What is Spatial Intelligence?
Spatial Intelligence is the capacity to understand and remember the spatial relations among objects. Simply put, it is t
he ability to “see with the mind’s eye” – to picture what something will look like, before you create it.
Why is Spatial Intelligence important?
Spatial ability plays an important role in creative thinking and innovation, especially for STEM disciplines in the future (David Lubinski, Vanderbuilt University). We’ve always associated “intelligence” with people who are highly literate and numerate. However, as noted in a paper by Carmel Diezmann and James Watters from Queensland University of Technology, a careful analysis of highly creative people in the area of mathematics and science suggests that other behaviours broadly identified as spatial intelligence are highly significant to one’s success. Read more here.