Teaching students' abstract reasoning skills can help improve their literacy and numeracy results, an education expert said.
As part of a two-year project, around 180 Year 5 and 6 Victorian school students were taught how to solve puzzles with different shapes, patterns and colours.
ACU Educational Psychology Professor and project lead John Munro said by using abstract reasoning skills, students saw an increase in their literacy and numeracy skills across the board.
"The results were beyond expectation," Professor Munro said.
Professor Munro joined Education Review to share insight on how can teachers use abstract reasoning in their classrooms.Do you have an idea for a story?
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