Perspectives: A Publication of the early Childhood Music and Movement Association

Perspectives: A Publication of the early Childhood Music and Movement Association


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    Author Angela Barker

    Mei-Ju, C., Pin-Chen, H., & Chen-Hsin, Y. (2014). Same theory, different day: Inquiry into preschool children’s multiple intelligence and aesthetics ability. Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences, 143, 534 – 541. doi: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2014.07.432

     

    The researchers investigated the impact of recently updated preschool guidelines implemented by the Taiwan Education Bureau on the teaching and learning outcomes in Taiwanese preschools. Of primary concern to the preschool educators was the need to intrinsically motivate students and help them develop an appreciation for life-long learning. Using instructional strategies based on the principles of Howard Gardner’s Theory of Multiple Intelligences, the educators focused on developmentally appropriate practice and aesthetic activities (i.e., storytelling, singing, dancing, music, art, role play, and drama), while also including instructional activities involving “problem-solving, exploration, expression, sensibility, creativity, appreciation” (Abstract), and self-expression.

    Noting the lack of research examining MI-based instruction on preschool-aged children’s aesthetic education, Mei-Ju, et…

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