MI in the Education of Traditional Chinese Culture
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AbstractIn this new educational research journal Research MI, many of the important ideas and issues surrounding multiple intelligences and gifted education have been highlighted. In particular, I am impressed with the article Howard Gardner in Progress: From MI to A Synthesizing Mind by Professor Rex Li in which the works and scholarly contributions of Howard Gardner have been insightfully analysed. Further, a GT teacher’s article on the application of Taoism in music education has left a lasting impression on me. As a researcher in music, education and culture myself, I clearly see the strong interplay between multiple intelligences and music education. Indeed, its impact could be further extended through application in a much broader context, e.g. not only focusing on Western culture but also on Chinese traditional culture. Taking Cantonese opera education as an example, indeed, it plays a significant role in developing students’ multiple intelligences through interdisciplinary learning. Not only does it enlighten students’ creativity and artistic literacy, but it also elevates the quality of ethics through culture learning (such as loyalty and respect for elders behind the story), bodily-kinesthetic intelligence through daily practice and stage performances, spatial ability through acting with various props and settings, and sense of aesthetics through dressing up in exquisite costumes and applying makeup of traditional Chinese Theatre.
Acceptance Date01/04/2022
All Author(s) ListFanny Ming-yan Chung
Journal nameResearch MI
Volume Number2
Issue Number2
PublisherGT College
Place of PublicationHong Kong
Pages44 - 44
LanguagesEnglish-United Kingdom
KeywordsMultiple intelligence (MI), Chinese traditional theatre, Cantonese opera, traditional culture, early childhood music education

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