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ERIC Number: EJ1127914
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Oct
Pages: 26
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-0120-5927
Development of the Distinct Multiple Intelligences in Primary Students through Interest Centers
Dueñas Macías, Fredy Alonso
HOW, v20 n1 p90-115 Oct 2013
This article reports on an action research study that focused on developing the distinct multiple intelligences of an English class of fifth graders through interest centers at a Colombian school. A multiple intelligences questionnaire, an open-ended observation form, and a student mini-report sheet were used to collect data. Findings revealed that through the interest centers, students maximized some of their intelligences. The implementation phase showed how careful planning, considering the students' needs and interests as well as predominant and less developed multiple intelligences, allowed the participants to follow a routine guided by activities and materials adapted to the English textbook and the school's curriculum while developing the multiple intelligences. Besides, it was found that interest centers not only foster language learning but maximize students' multiple intelligences.
ASOCOPI, the Colombian Association of Teachers of English. Cra 27 A #53-06, oficina 405, Bogota, Colombia. +57-2115018; Fax: +57-2115018. e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 5; Intermediate Grades; Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Colombia
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A