ERIC Number: EJ1108933
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Abstractor: As Provided
Implementing a Teaching Approach Based on the Multiple Intelligence Theory in a South African School: A Case Study
Pienaar, H. C.; Nieman, M. M.; Kamper, G. D.
Africa Education Review, v8 n2 p267-285 2011
This article reports on the implementation of a teaching approach based on Gardner's theory of multiple intelligences (MI) at a school in the Hammanskraal area in Gauteng, South Africa. The aim was to determine the impact that such an approach would have on teachers, learners and learner performance. This article discusses the implementation process and the impact thereof on learner results and conduct, as well as learners' opinion on the implementation of the MI approach in the classroom. The study showed that the implementation of a new approach should be monitored regularly and that teachers should receive ample support. An MI approach to teaching had a positive influence on learners' conduct and academic achievement. It also made learners more aware of their own strengths and weaknesses and how to overcome weaknesses. Learners indicated that they prefer an MI approach in teaching.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Multiple Intelligences, Teaching Methods, Instructional Effectiveness, Student Behavior, Academic Achievement, Student Characteristics, Student Attitudes, Case Studies, Brain, Grade 8, Observation, Questionnaires, Lesson Plans, Meetings, Student Records
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 8; Junior High Schools; Middle Schools; Elementary Education; Secondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: South Africa
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