Learner-Centered Instruction and the Theory of Multiple Intelligences With Second Language Learners
by Marjorie Hall Haley — 2004
In an effort to understand learner-centered instruction from the perspective of multiple intelligences (MI), the purpose of this second teacher action research study was to further investigate the use of MI theory in shaping and informing instructional strategies, curricula development, and alternative forms of assessment with second language learners. My premise was that given what we know about the educational needs of second language learners, all teachers must be better equipped to widen their pedagogical repertoire to accommodate linguistically, culturally, and cognitively diverse students. Results of the study indicated that students did achieve greater success rates when the MI theory was implemented.
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