IJIMT 2011 Vol.2(2): 136-140  ISSN: 2010-0248
DOI: 10.7763/IJIMT.2011.V2.119

The Implications of Multiple Intelligence Theory and MIDAS Scale for Educators and Students in Jordanian Schools

Saher Al-Sabbah, Suzan Al-Sabbah and Farhanah Abod

Abstract—The main purpose of conducting this study was to illustrate practical value of applying Gardner's theory of Multiple Intelligences (MI) to be used by educators and students. Moreover, this paper aimed to measure the level of students’ MI in Jordanian schools. Two modes of Multiple Intelligence Development Assessment Scale (MIDAS) scale were adapted and validated to be used in this study; the Arabic MIDAS for students and the Arabic MIDAS for teachers and counselors. The first sample of this study consisted of 1,404 students from 13 secondary to measure students’ MI and the second sample comprising of 48 students and 16 teachers to be used for the comparative purpose between the students and the teachers. The findings of this study indicated that, the students’ perspectives at the musical intelligence and natural intelligence were negative and low, while at the linguistic, math, kinesthetic, spatial, interpersonal and intrapersonal intelligences were positive.

Index Terms—Assessment, Counseling, MIDAS scale, Multiple Intelligence.

Saher Ail Al-Sabbah, Science University of Malaysia (USM), 11800 Penangt Malaysia, phone: 006-0174343036 (E-mail:saher_usm@yahoo.com)
Suzan Al-Sabbah, Philadelphia University, Jordan, Amman, Jordan,phone 00962-777797862 (E-mail: suzansabbah@yahoo.com).
Farhanah Abod, General Hospital of Penang, Malaysia. Phone:006-0174346002, (E-mail: manna_1610@yahoo.com).

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Cite: Saher Al-Sabbah, Suzan Al-Sabbah and Farhanah Abod, "The Implications of Multiple Intelligence Theory and MIDAS Scale for Educators and Students in Jordanian Schools," International Journal of Innovation, Management and Technology vol. 2, no. 2, pp. 136-140, 2011.

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