The Role of Using Gardener`s Multiple Intelligences Theory for Promoting Creative Writing of Iraqi EFL Students`
This study aims at investigating the role of using gardener`s Multiple Intelligences Theory (MIT) for Promoting creative writing of Iraqi EFL Students`. To achieve the aim of the present study, the following hypothesis has been put: There are no statistically significant differences at (á≤0.05) between the mean scores of the experimental group who is taught creative writing according to (MIT) and that of the control group who is taught according to the traditional way in the post test of creative writing. The sample of the study was Purposive. The sample consisted of 61 students from 3rd year class\ English department \ College of Education for Human Science \ University of Diyala during the academic year 2017-2018. The sample of the study is 30 students as the experimental group and 31 as the control group. Then, it is ensured that the two groups are equal through a statistical manipulation of a number of variables such as age, parents’ education, achievement scores in composition writing in the previous year, and achievement scores in the pretest. Pretest & posttest are designed and the validity of the tests and the lesson plan have been obtained by exposing them to jury members in the fields of EFL and linguistics. The reliability of the test has been secured by using Kuder Richardson-20 Formula (0.87). Statistical analysis of data achieved through the test indicates that there are statistically significant differences between the mean scores of the two groups and in favour of the experimental group in the post test.
The researcher has concluded that using the MIT ( Gardener`s Multiple Intelligences) is proven to be more fruitful and effective in promoting students’ creative writing and using such theory consolidate the relationships among the learners and between learners and their teachers, creates an atmosphere of intimacy. Boredom on the side of the learners can be broken in this way. The activities of this theory encourage the spirit of cooperation among learners.
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