Developing and implementing a viable multiple intelligences module for preschool educators
Krishna Mistry, Namita Bhatt
The present research aimed to develop, implement and assess a multiple intelligences module for preschool educators. The study employed an action research methodology. The sample consisted of 14 preschool educators, selected through purposive sampling procedure. The module was implemented over a week-long workshop, wherein each session lasted for 60-75 minutes using experiential learning and group work method. Data was collected through focus group discussions, rating scale, questionnaire daily audio recordings of the sessions.Qualitative and quantitative data analysis revealed that the module on multiple intelligences had a significant effect on the participants. The participants reported significant knowledge gain on understanding of multiple intelligences theory, identification of multiple intelligences among children and planning of preschool appropriate activities according to the multipleIntelligences theory. Qualitative shifts could be identified in the participants’ understanding of implications of using multiple intelligences theory in daily classroom practices. As per the responses, the module was found to be very effective and the participants were motivated to integrate the multiple intelligences theory in their curriculum.
Krishna Mistry, Namita Bhatt. Developing and implementing a viable multiple intelligences module for preschool educators. International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development, Volume 8, Issue 10, 2021, Pages 1-6