Multiple Intelligences in Japanese Language Learning

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Learning experience of students enable students to acquire knowledge as well as enhancing the skills and intelligence in themselves. Gardner (1999) claimed that all individual posses eight types of intelligence namely verbal-linguistic, logical-mathematical, music, visual-spatial, kinesthetic, interpersonal, intrapersonal and naturalistic intelligence. The information of these profile may lead to a better self understanding that is a strength in assisting learning. This paper discusses the profile of various intelligences and their impact on Japanese language learning. Information about students' intelligence profiles is said to allow their teacher to perceive them in their various intelligences, alter the teaching approach according to their profile, prepare appropriate teaching materials to accelerate the learning effect as well as to appraise the students' progress in various aspects of intelligence.

Keywords: Multiple Intelligences, Japanese Language, Students' Intelligence Profile, Teaching Approach
Stream: Curriculum and Pedagogy; Student Learning, Learner Experiences, Learner Diversity
Presentation Type: Paper Presentation in English
Paper: Multiple Intelligences in Japanese Language Learning

Wei Hui Suan

Lecturer, Centre of Foundation Studies and Extension Education, Multimedia University
Cyberjaya, Selangor, Malaysia

Dr. Tajularipin Sulaiman

Senior Lecturer, Department of Foundation of Education, Universiti Putra Malaysia
Serdang, selangor, Malaysia

Ref: L09P0831