Date of Completion


Document Type

Honors College Thesis


Secondary Education

Thesis Type

Honors College

First Advisor

Carmen Smith


Embodied cognition, angle, perspective-taking, learning


When people conceptualize abstract ideas, different perspectives can help them to make connections and develop their reasoning. In this study, I analyzed three third grade students who engaged in a body-based angle task, using the Kinect for Windows. I present descriptions of their interviews, including a detailed analysis of their patterns of perspective-taking and factors that might be conducive to their learning. I found that students typically adopted a body-based perspective before transitioning to other perspectives. Further, the design of the task and interviewer prompts were important factors that prompted students to take different perspectives. The implications for perspectives and their impacts on learning are discussed.

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