Implementation of Multiple Intelligences Supported Project-Based Learning in EFL/ESL Classrooms
by Gokhan Bas
Things that will be done
1. Stating the subject and sub-subjects, organising the groups
Students explore the resources and in order to create a frame for the project they state questions
He/she presents the general subject of the research and they guidance the explorations of the subjects and sub-subjects in groups.
They create interesting questions and categorise the problems. Also, they help creating project groups.
2. Groups create projects
Group members make a project plan. They ask questions as “Where are we going?”, “What will we learn?”, vs. They choose their roles in the project.
He/she helps to formulate the students’ projects and makes meetings with group members. They also help pupils to find the necessary materials and equipment.
They plan what they work on, select the roles and define the contents of these roles.
3. Application of the project
Group members are organised and analyse the data and information.
He/she helps the students develop necessary working qualifications and also control controls the groups.
They explore questions for answers. Also, they organise the information and synthesise the findings and summarise them.
4. Planning of the presentation
The members define the essential points in their presentation and then decide on how to present the project.
He/she makes the students debate on the lesson plans and also they make them organise the presentations.
They make decisions on the key points and concepts of the project and make a project preparation plan. Also, they develop materials for the project.
5. Making the presentation
Presentations can be made in any (in different schools, classes, vs.) places.
He/she coordinates the students’ presentations.
Students present their project and give feedback to their classmates.
Students share the feedback of everyone on their project. Both the students and the teacher share the project(s) with everyone.
He/she evaluate the project summaries and the students.
With the group members the students reflect what they learnt in the project process. They also join in the evaluation process of their own project.
- The group leader presents a map of the target country.
- Students share their knowledge and beliefs, vs. of the target country and / or on some of its cities with group members.
- The leader creates small groups on the personal preferences of the group members. They explore the target country and then prepare the necessary materials and get information about it.
- Each group uses their own materials and the teacher presents 8-10 different preferences to use the materials to the students.
- Small groups explore the target country in books and on the Internet.
- Each group prepares a presentation by using at least four / five intelligences (in Multiple Intelligences Theory) and develops their project under the guidance of these intelligences.
- All of the students present their projects to the students in the classroom and also share their feedback with them.