Classroom Implication of Multiple Intelligences

Classroom Implication of Multiple Intelligences

Education, Umum
A. The Multiple Intelligence Theory The Multiple Intelligence Theory (MI) was developed by Howard Gardner, Harvard Graduate Professor in the School of Education, in 1983. MI refers to a learner-based philosophy that characterizes human intelligence as having multiple dimensions that must be acknowledge and developed in education (Richards and Rodgers, 2006: 115). MI theory challenges traditional, narrower views of intelligence, which is usually based on an IQ test, namely Stanford-Binet. The traditional theory of intelligence states that an individual's intelligence is a fixed entity throughout someone’s lifetime and that intelligence can be measured through an individual's logical and language abilities. In fact, the brain has not only logic and language ability, but also other important kinds of intelligence. Therefore, Gardner concludes that intelligence encompasses the ability to create and solve…
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PICTURE DESCRIPTION TASK (PIDETA) METHOD

PICTURE DESCRIPTION TASK (PIDETA) METHOD

Education, Umum
Background This method is actually derived from Task-Based learning, but it focuses only with the use of Picture Description. As we know that Task-based learning has become orthodoxy in contemporary EFL teaching and in recent years has been exported to many countries around the world. However there is little practical discussion of how tasks are actually implemented in school settings, particularly where conditions may be less than ideal, in terms of one or more of the following conditions: Large class sizes Cramped classroom Lack of appropriate resources Teachers not trained in task-based methodologies Teachers with limited language proficiency Traditional examination-based syllabi. Therefore, to make task-based easy to be applied, Pideta focuses only with the use of picture as a task. Pictures as parts of visual aids are commonly used for…
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