Accounting for Multiple Intelligences in Interchange Third Edition EFL Course Books

Mahdi Mardani, Habib Soleimani

Abstract


The aim of the present study was to analyze Interchange Third Edition English learning course book in light of the Theory of Multiple Intelligences (MI) proposed by Howard Gardner (1983). These series of course books are commonly used in private schools in the Iranian context. The conversations, grammar and reading comprehension activities of the above series were analyzed based on MI checklist prepared and used by Christison et al. (1996) to examine where they included multiple intelligences. The intelligence profile of individual activities of the above mentioned course books were specified and presented. The most common types of intelligences engaged in students in Interchange Third edition were seen to be verbal/linguistic, logical/mathematical, spatial/ visual, interpersonal, and intrapersonal which means engaging five types of intelligences. The results of the study can be applied in the instruction of the mentioned course books to engage MI.

DOI: 10.5901/mjss.2016.v7n2s1p244


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