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ERIC Number: EJ847600
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-May
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 21
ISSN: ISSN-1683-1381
Educating Pre-Primary Teachers to Teach for Multiple Intelligences
Cheung, Kwok Cheung
New Horizons in Education, n53 p103-113 May 2006
Purpose: This paper presents experiences of in-service teacher education in Macao which seeks to educate preprimary teachers to teach for multiple intelligences. A thematic topic unit designed by a group of teachers is included to reveal what teachers can do to achieve the ideal of individually configured education. Argument: This paper starts with a concise explication and comparison between characteristics of modern and post-modern education. Notions of individually configured life-long educational journey, efficiency-driven versus ability-driven curricula, teaching for multiple intelligences, Pentagon model for problem solving and creative production, as well as assessment for learning, are presented to point out directions of curriculum reform in the 21st century. Conclusion: Initial observation from teacher educator's viewpoint is that teachers' mindsets are altered along the direction envisaged in the theory of multiple intelligences. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Macau