American Journal of Economics and Business Administration

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

Mudiana Mokhsin Misron, Zatul Amilah Shaffiei, Saiful Adli Suhadak and Ariffin Abdul Mutalib

DOI : 10.3844/ajebasp.2011.525.533

American Journal of Economics and Business Administration

Volume 3, Issue 3

Pages 525-533

Abstract

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.

Copyright

© 2011 Mudiana Mokhsin Misron, Zatul Amilah Shaffiei, Saiful Adli Suhadak and Ariffin Abdul Mutalib. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.