Investigating the Relationship Between Intrapersonal Intelligence of EFL Learners and Their Critical Thinking

Document Type: Research Article

Authors

1 Islamic Azad University, Farashband

2 Islamic Azad University, safashahr

3 Farhangiyan University

Abstract

The purpose of this present study was to investigate the relationship between intrapersonal intelligence of EFL learners and their critical thinking. Multiple intelligences involve nine types and onc is intrapcrsonal intelligence. Intrapcrsonal intelligence refers to the ability to understand the concept of oneself and awareness of fears, attendance, and information about life decision making. In educational settings, the central aim of an education system is leaming to think. Critical thinking is an active, intellectual process where the individual will observe, analyze and reflect on new knowledge and integrate it into their current understanding. To fulfill this objective, the research was conducted with 50 female students studying in Grade Three at Hazrate Masome high school in Farashband. To evaluate the students' intrapersonal intelligence, a questionnaire consisting of lO-items from Smart Cubes Test was administered. A critical thinking questionnaire adapted from Naieni (2005) which was given to the participants based on Honey's (2004) critical thinking questionnaire was employed. The results showed no significant relationships between intrapersonal intelligence of students and their critical thinking.

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