HomeIAMURE International Journal of Educationvol. 1 no. 1 (2012)

Multiple Intelligence-Based Learning Preferences of Students, Modes of Delivery and Assessment Tools used in Lourdes College

Miguela B. Napiere

Discipline: Education



Based on Gardner’s (1983) Multiple Intelligence (MI) theory, this study examined the dominant intelligences and learning preferences of 232 freshmen in a school in Cagayan de Oro City, Philippines. The dominant modes of delivery and assessment tools used by 14 instructors in the basic subjects were also examined. Results revealed that students have dominant musical-rhythmic and spatial-visual intelligences; and they prefer to learn through linguistic and intrapersonal means. The dominant modes of delivery used were intrapersonal and logic-based modes; and the assessment tools used were primarily related to the interpersonal and logical-mathematical intelligences. Correlation results show that students who have strong intrapersonal intelligence tend to prefer to learn in linguistic ways. Each mode of delivery used in classes is significantly related to each assessment tool. The study suggests the need for more instructional strategies that will tap the musical and visual intelligences of students; and more opportunities to demonstrate their learning through active involvement, sound-related activities, and reflection-stimulating ways.