- In Response Learning, an infant may incorrectly turn to the right, where a toy was previously found, after a caregiver who is holding her turns so that the toy is now on the child's left.
- In Cue Learning, a seven-month-old remembers which of two containers holds a ball, even after a minute of doing something else.
Help your student become a(n) Foundations of Spatial Orientation
Discussions about where things are ("Where's the light?") activate the self-based system, if the child just woke up and sat up and knows which direction the light is from where they are sitting. Discussion of landmarks ("Do you want teddy?") activate the external-based system, if the teddy bear is in a backpack in the same room.
Movement is Learning!
Researcher Note [Foundations of Spatial Orientation]
Exploring Your Spatial World [Foundations]
Hands-on Math Center