LEARNING ABILITIES AND ACTIVITIES BASED ON MULTIPLE INTELLIGENCES OF FIRST YEAR STUDENTS, INTERNATIONAL COLLEGE, SUAN SUNANDHA RAJABHAT UNIVERSITY
The purpose of this study aimed to investigate learning abilities and to analyze activities based on multiple intelligences of first year students, International College, Suan Sunandha Rajabhat University. The samples were 240 first year students of Airline Business Program, International College, Suan Sunandha Rajabhat University. The research instruments were Armstrong’s questionnaire on learning abilities based on multiple intelligences, and academic documents and research on learning activities based on Multiple Intelligences, which included questionnaires and activities to promote and develop the students’ learning abilities based on the multiple intelligences and the data were analyzed using frequency, percentage, mean and standard deviation. The results showed students who applied multiple intelligences, had learning abilities on intrapersonal intelligence at the highest level and followed by linguistic intelligence, musical intelligence, naturalist intelligence, interpersonal intelligence, bodily-kinesthetic intelligence, spatial intelligence, and logical-mathematical intelligence, respectively. Appropriate teaching and learning strategies for each type of multiple intelligences could be divided into two categories, which were capitalizing and developing students’ multiple intelligences. For capitalizing students’ multiple intelligences: intrapersonal intelligence, linguistic intelligence, musical intelligence, and naturalist intelligence, teaching strategies should be emphasized on self-learning, communicating, integrating music and nature concepts in lessons. For developing students’ multiple intelligences: interpersonal intelligence, bodily-kinesthetic intelligence, spatial intelligence, and logical-mathematical intelligence, the strategies used in classroom should emphasize team working, acting and moving, applying visual patterns and techniques, and calculating, grouping and reasoning.
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