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ERIC Number: ED538017
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Sep
Pages: 283
Abstractor: ERIC
Multiple Intelligences: Curriculum and Assessment Project. Final Report
Hyland, Aine, Ed.
National Academy for Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning (NJ1)
The "Multiple Intelligences, Curriculum and Assessment Project" at University College Cork was a collaborative project carried out between 1995 and 1999. The key research question focused on whether Howard Gardner's theory of Multiple Intelligences could be applied to, and enhance, aspects of curriculum and assessment at primary and second level in Ireland. The project involved educators from all levels and sectors and included an action research component, which involved over thirty teachers from primary and second level schools in the Cork region. It focused in particular on the subject Civic, Social and Political Education; on the interface between primary and second level and on Transition Year. The project also involved students enrolled in courses in the Education Department of UCC during the period, particularly student teachers on the Higher Diploma course in Education; teachers on the inservice Higher Diploma course in Curriculum Studies (CSPE); and teachers taking certain modules of the Masters in Education course. The various elements of the project are described and discussed in Chapters 2 to 6 of this report. As well as researching the implications of MI theory in Irish classrooms, the project also set out to influence local and national educational policy at a time of considerable change and innovation in curriculum and assessment in Ireland. The period of the project saw many changes in attitudes and approaches, especially to assessment, which were to affect the direction and the work of the project. The resistance of some second-level teachers to assessing their own pupils for national certification purposes meant that it did not prove possible at national level to introduce elements of assessment which required the participation of the student's own teachers. However, in spite of these difficulties, the debate and the work on developing modes and techniques of assessment at national level continued and the Project contributed to this in a number of ways. Indicative Examples of Lectures, Seminars and Workshops given outside University College Cork by members of the "Multiple Intelligences Curriculum and Assessment" Project Team (1996 to 2000) are appended. A bibliography is included. (Contains 45 footnotes.)
National Academy for Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning. University College Cork, Distillery House North Mall, Cork, Ireland. Tel: +353-21-490-4690; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Books; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: National Academy for Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning (NAIRTL) (Ireland)
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Ireland