ERIC Number: ED469466
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002-Apr
Exploring Multiple Intelligences Theory at a Community College Level.
Berkemeier, Ginny Y. Hew
Discusses multiple intelligence (a pluralized approach to understanding the intellect) teaching and learning of science at the higher education level, specifically within community colleges. The purpose of this study was four-fold. The first purpose was to investigate adult learning through Multiple Intelligence Theory (MI) at the community college level. The second purpose was to determine where there were any differences among students in their perceived MI with regard to age and gender. The third purpose was to investigate the relationship between perceived and tested MI strength with regard to science and non-science courses. Study participants were enrolled in science courses at Ozarks Technical Community College (OTC) (Missouri). The research methodology consisted of a combination of quantitative analysis, inventory and qualitative analysis and group interviews. Many positive outcomes were discovered in the study in areas such as the relationships between tested MI and perceived MI, student learning in science and non-science courses, and their relationships to age and gender. This study suggested the need for a variety of education and curriculum reform that should start with students' attitudes instead of classroom instruction or methods of teaching. Appended are the pilot study survey, research survey, pilot study data, and research survey key. (Contains 71 references.) (Author/RC)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Ph.D. Dissertation, Capella University.