Adapting Curriculum and Teacher Pedagogies to Cater for Boys in Primary Years

Suzan Hirsch
St. Patrick’s Catholic Primary School, Australia

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Ingår i: The 13th International Conference on Thinking Norrköping; Sweden June 17-21; 2007

Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings 21:10, s. 73-80

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Publicerad: 2007-07-20


ISSN: 1650-3686 (tryckt), 1650-3740 (online)


In 2003; St. Patrick’s Catholic Primary School; Australia; began their Multiple Intelligence journey. Starting by collecting data in the final years of primary school; the shift then moved to each grade; Kindergarten through to Year 6. The various ways individual students think and learn were not only identified and celebrated but they were also catered for. As the curriculum and teacher pedagogies adapted; the students attitudes towards school and themselves as learners changed; particularly the male students. Educational results at St. Patrick’s have risen over the last four years and students are now analytical; reflective learners who acknowledge and celebrate their differences and achievements.


Multiple intelligences; boys; Primary School; thinking


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