Educational Research and Reviews

  • Abbreviation: Educ. Res. Rev.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1990-3839
  • DOI: 10.5897/ERR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 1922

Analysis of the activities used in English textbooks regarding the multiple intelligences theory in Jordan

Hamza Mohammad Ali Al Maharma
  • Hamza Mohammad Ali Al Maharma
  • Language Center, the World Islamic Sciences and Education University, Amman, Jordan.
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  •  Received: 13 June 2021
  •  Accepted: 06 August 2021
  •  Published: 31 October 2021

Abstract

This study analyzes the activities used in the English series of Action Pack textbooks in accordance with multiple intelligences theory. This series is used in teaching the English language for grades nine, ten and twelve in Jordan. The researcher analyzed 608 activities to decide which type of multiple intelligences is more common in the targeted activities. The results indicate that the linguistic and spatial intelligences were the most prevalent in the three textbooks. Also, it was revealed that the types of intelligences were not found similarly in the targeted textbooks.

 

Key words: Content analysis, English language textbooks, Jordan, multiple intelligences theory.