ERIC Number: EJ746283
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Reference Count: 51
Perceived Multiple Intelligences and Learning Preferences among Chinese Gifted Students in Hong Kong
Chan, David W.
Journal for the Education of the Gifted, v29 n2 p187-212 2005
This study examined the relationships between self-perceived multiple intelligences and five learning preferences among 604 Chinese gifted students in Hong Kong. These students perceived their strengths in interpersonal, intrapersonal, and verbal-linguistic intelligences and their weaknesses in bodily-kinesthetic and naturalist intelligences. They also indicated greater preferences in learning activities related to discussion, lecture, and peer teaching, followed by projects and simulations. In predicting the five learning preferences, personal intelligences generally emerged as common and significant predictors, suggesting that reflection and interpersonal skills contributed substantially to these learning activities. Students who reported having a greater number of learning preferences also gave themselves higher ratings on personal intelligences and verbal-linguistic intelligence. Implications of the findings in mapping learning preferences on multiple intelligences for teaching and learning are discussed. (Contains 4 tables.)
Descriptors: Multiple Intelligences, Academically Gifted, Verbal Ability, Lecture Method, Peer Teaching, Interpersonal Competence, Foreign Countries, Kinesthetic Perception, Self Concept, Cognitive Style, Measures (Individuals), Ethnic Groups, Language Proficiency, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Predictor Variables, Intelligence Quotient
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Hong Kong