Trainee teachers' reaction to the use of multiple intelligences in the mathematics classroom

Year: 2001

Author: Lee, Ngan Hoe, Wong, Joon Hwang

Type of paper: Abstract refereed

As the educational system in Singapore shifts from an efficiency driven approach to one that is ability driven, there is now a more urgent need to look at individual students’ learning style. The concept of multiple intelligences, as proposed by Howard Gardner, fits in well as a framework for such a consideration. Since teachers are found to teach the way they were taught, this study looks at the reaction of trainee teachers’ reaction to the use of musical intelligence in learning activities for lower primary mathematics. In this study, the teachers were brought through the steps of such a lesson as part of their pre-service training. A short video clip of the session will be used to illustrate participatory level of the teachers in such a session.