An Evaluation of the Teaching Activities Implemented in the Elementary Science and Technology Courses in Terms of Multiple Intelligence Theory: A Sample from Adana

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KURAM VE UYGULAMADA EGITIM BILIMLERI, cilt.11, sa.3, ss.1641-1649, 2011 (SSCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 11 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 2011
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.1641-1649


The aim of this study was to evaluate to what extent class activities at the Elementary Science and Technology course address intelligence areas. The research was both a quantitative and a qualitative study. The sample of the study consisted of 102 4th grade elementary teachers, 97 5th grade elementary teachers, and 55 6th, 7th, and 8th grade science and technology teachers, including 254 teachers in total. The data in the study were collected through "The Inventory of Class Activities Done in line with the Intelligence Areas", and "the Semi-structured Interview Form". The quantitative data were analyzed by descriptive statistics such as mean, standard deviation, and one-way analysis of variance. The qualitative data were analysed by content analysis as well. It was found that teachers generally used activities addressing for all intelligence areas, they were aware of the multiple intelligence theory, not the subject teachers but the elementary teachers and the senior teachers use teaching activities for more than one intelligence area in their classes. It was determined from the teachers' responses to the questionnaire that teachers were aware of the activities for intelligence areas. However, the interviews revealed that they could not transfer their knowledge about intelligence areas into their classes. Therefore; it could be observed and investigated why teachers did not implement their knowledge about multiple intelligence theory into their classes and their efforts in the preparation, planning, practice and evaluation phases of teaching.