Thesis Title

The Use of Multiple Intelligence Curriculum in a Fourth Grade Classroom and How it Enhances Student Self-Esteem and Motivation in Learning

Graduation Date

Spring 2000

Document Type

Master's Thesis

Document Form


Degree Name

Master of Science

Program Name


Program Director

Grace Grant, EdD


Research shows that students learn through different modes or styles. This theory is known as Multiple Intelligences. This study hypothesized that students’ self-esteem and motivation will increase with the use of the multiple intelligence theory and curriculum in the classroom. An experiment was conducted to test this hypothesis, with a teacher implementing a whale unit modeled after the multiple intelligence theory in a fourth grade classroom. The results indicated that the use of multiple intelligences promotes self-esteem and motivation in student learning. Furthermore, the use of multiple intelligences empowers students in their own learning and enables success for all.

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