THE REPRESENTATION OF MULTIPLE INTELLIGENCES IN NORTH STAR COURSEBOOK: A CONTENT ANALYSIS
Keywords:MI, Intelligence, EFL, Checklist, English Textbooks, North Star activities, IQ
This paper discusses Gardner’s Multiple Intelligences theory represented in North Star: “Reading and Writing” and “Listening and speaking” books for level one. From each of the books a chapter has been selected for analysis. For the Reading and Writing book, the chapter contains 36 activities and 31 activities for the Listening and Speaking book. Content analysis has been used along with a list of activities adopted from Botelho (2003) to investigate the occurrences in which different intelligences are enhanced throughout the activities. The results of the research proved an imbalance in the distribution of intelligences. It also showed that the most dominant intelligence was verbal/linguistic followed by intrapersonal, interpersonal, spatial/visual, logical/mathematical and bodily kinesthetic. As for the rest of the intelligences, they had no place in the activities which are suggested to be catered for with supplementary materials.
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