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The Extent to Which Multiple Intelligences Are Catered for in Action Pack Textbooks (Grades 1-10) in Jordan

 

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The main purpose of this study was to explore the extent to which Multiple Intelligences (MI) are addressed in Action Pack textbooks for grades 1-10 in Jordan. It also aimed to identify the most common and least common types of intelligence in the target textbooks. A checklist was developed by the researcher in order to analyze the activities in the textbooks in light of different types of intelligence. Results showed that the types of intelligence addressed in those textbooks were mainly verbal /linguistic, whereas the logical /mathematical, spatial /visual, and intrapersonal intelligences were fairly addressed. On the other hand, the results revealed that interpersonal, bodily/kinesthetic, musical, and naturalist were the least common types of intelligence, while existential intelligence was not catered for in any of the textbooks. Based on those results, it was recommended that EFL curricula developers, textbook authors, and teachers should include a wider range of activities that reflect a more balanced focus on the all types of intelligence.

Keywords: Multiple intelligences, Action Pack textbooks, EFL, Basic Stage, Jordan.

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Authors: Hamzah Omari 

Doi: https://doi.org/10.47012/jjmll.15.3.5

 

Cited by: Jordan Journal of Modern Languages and Literatures (JJMLL) 2023, 15 (3): 831-847

 

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