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Teaching the Indigenous Students with Courseware Based on Theory of Multiple Intelligences

Author(s): Mudiana M. Misron | Zatul A. Shaffiei | Saiful A. Suhadak | Ariffin A. Mutalib

Journal: American Journal of Economics and Business Administration
ISSN 1945-5488

Volume: 3;
Issue: 3;
Start page: 525;
Date: 2011;
Original page

Keywords: Assistive courseware | edutainment courseware | indigenous students | Multiple Intelligences (MI) | National Information Technology Council (NITC) | computer technologies

Problem statement: This study reports result of a research carried out to determine the possibility of computer technology use among the indigenous children in teaching and learning. Approach: In this study, courseware was used in a classroom of a school for the indigenous children, in which their motivation was extremely low. Comparison between normal class and courseware-assisted class was carried out and reports in the methodology. The courseware was tested to meet the requirements of Multiple Intelligences (MI) Theory. Results: The findings reveal that the indigenous children were able to accept the newly-introduced courseware-assisted teaching and learning which includes the eight types of intelligences. This could be seen in their attendance record and achievement improvement. Conclusion/Recommendation: This study concludes that the courseware could be a usable tool to support the indigenous learning motivation.
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