Impacts of Effective Temperature on Sectional View Drawing Ability and Implications for Engineering and Technology Education Students

  • Petros Katsioloudis Old Dominion University
  • Mildred Jones Old Dominion university

Abstract

Temperature can influence thermal comfort, working performance, and social behavior. In a classroom that is slightly cool, an assumption can be made that learning could be affected in a negative way. Considering this, a quasi-experimental study was done to determine if a significant difference of effective temperature have an effect on students’: a) spatial visualization ability, as measured by the MCT and b) ability to sketch a sectional view drawing. While not statistically significant, the students who received treatment using warm water outperformed their peers who received treatment using cold and hot water temperatures, respectively.

Author Biographies

Petros Katsioloudis, Old Dominion University
Dr. Petros Katsioloudis is an Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of STEM Education and Professional Studies and can be reached at pkatsiol@odu.edu
Mildred Jones, Old Dominion university
Ms. Mildred Jones is a graduate student in the Department of STEM Education and Professional Studies and can be reached at mjones@odu.edu
Published
2017-07-07
Section
Articles