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APPLICATION OF GARDNER’S THEORY FOR ASSESSMENT OF THE SENSOR ACTIVITY OF STUDENTS FROM MU-SOFIA

Miglena Doneva, Konstantin Mitov
1 Medical University – Sofia, Faculty of Pharmacy

ПРИЛОЖЕНИЕ НА ТЕОРИЯТА НА ГАРДНЪР ЗА ОЦЕНКА НА СЕНЗОРНАТА АКТИВНОСТ НА СТУДЕНТИФАРМАЦЕВТИ ОТ МУ-СОФИЯ

Миглена Георгиева Донева, Константин Василев Митов
Медицински университет, Фармацевтичен факултет, София

 

Abstract: The paper presents the results of a statistical study aiming to clarify the most appropriate
approaches for teaching mathematical disciplines at the Faculty of Pharmacy, Medical University of Sofia
which will lead to the improvement of the quality of training in these disciplines. Using Gardner’s test as an
entry test, we revealed the peculiarities of perceiving information to the students of pharmacy by assessing
the average multiple intelligence, sensor activity and their Logical-mathematical intelligence. The results of
students (Bulgarians and foreign students) were compared with the results of a control group of the same age
(18 – 28 yrs.), not involved to study natural sciences, and also with the sensor activity of students studied dental
medicine.
The greatest differences in the average values of the sensor activity results are between the Bulgarian(BG)
students and the control group, and for the mathematical intelligence between Bulgarian and foreign students.
In all three groups, predominate students with Bodily-Kinesthetic intelligence (35% – 43.6% of the students have
such intelligence), followed by Visual/Spa al intelligence (19% – 28,9%). Combined sensor activity is between
2% and 13%. The test showed that the average values of the results for Bodily-Kinesthetic intelligence are above
67.45 ± 15.41 for BG students and 69,32 ± 13,94 for foreign students. In the case of Bulgarian students, Spa-
al intelligence is above average (64,06 ± 20,97) , while in the case of foreign students the most prominent
sensor activities are Linguis c and combina on of Kinesthetic and Visual intelligence with values (55,88 ± 14,76
and 54,44 ± 4,9 respectively). The comparison with the results of the control group shows that sections for
Bodily-Kinesthetic, Visual and combined Kinesthetic-Visual intelligence are with highest score (76,67; 69,17 and
68,75). There are differences in sensor activity that are statistically significant for Bodily-Kinesthetic and Spa al
intelligence. The results of the group were compared to the multiple intelligence of students studying dental
medicine. The differences in sensor activity according to the chosen profession were revealed.

Keywords: multiple intelligence, sensor activity, quality of training

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