Setting up and implementing a class for Year 4 to 6 students on the design, evaluation and construction of web pages from a multiple intelligences perspective : an action research study : research report.
Degree GrantorUniversity of Canterbury
Degree NameMaster of Teaching and Learning
The purpose of this action research study was to find out what considerations, from a multiple intelligences perspective, need to be taken into account when setting up and implementing a class on the design, evaluation and construction of web pages by Year 4 to 6 students. The teaching sessions are the first cycle in implementing classes for constructing web pages to showcase the work and activities that form part of the respective classroom programmes. The process included teaching the participants about the eight modes of intelligence as defined in Howard Gardner's Multiple Intelligences theory, developing criteria for evaluating web pages from a multiple intelligences perspective, as well as teaching the skills needed to utilise the software programs to create their web pages. Despite the intended focus on content and viewing it from a multiple intelligences perspective, technical skills for creating the web pages gained precedence. Giving students the opportunity tq demonstrate their learning, using ICT, in a way that best reflects the way or the intelligence modes they use to construct meaning has implications for educators and students. The gaining of technical skills, associated with emphasis on utilising ICT, needs to be balanced with the importance of the content and construction of meaning.