The Influential Factors in Improving the Spatial Abilities of Architecture Students
Keywords:spatial abilities, descriptive geometry, architecture, statistical analysis
In this paper, the factors that influence the improvement of spatial abilities of architecture students were examined. The main question was whether the course in Descriptive Geometry at the Faculty of Architecture, Civil Engineering, and Geodesy at the University of Banja Luka had an impact on students' spatial abilities. The study examined 118 students of the first year comparing their success at Spatial Ability tests in relation to whether they attended the Descriptive Geometry course. The obtained results of the study showed a significant improvement in students' spatial abilities in general and that the Descriptive Geometry course did not have a substantial influence on spatial abilities development. The SPSS v.20 analytical-statistical software package is used for the statistical analysis.
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