Interpersonal Intelligence In Howard Gardener's 'The Nightingale And The Rose'

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This paper intends to research on the idea of framing tasks by using Multiple Intelligence theory to implement Fiction Integrated language Learning (FILL) for development of linguistic competence among graduating engineers. It also aims to equip these language learners with certain life skills by designing and implementing tasks based on real life situations. The tasks were based on the fiction titled ‘The Nightingale and the Rose’ by Oscar Wilde which had been taken as input both thematically and linguistically. A task related to the fiction had been designed for assessing intrapersonal and interpersonal skills which proves to be a challenging activity. The fiction had been supplemented with oral and written tasks to be done individually to assess Intrapersonal skills and then the group assignments to assess Interpersonal skills respectively. The tasks were creative and therefore challenging by nature.

Key words: MI theory, Fiction, Intrapersonal Intelligence, Interpersonal Intelligence, Task design and ESP context.
Designing a task based on the exploration of the content of a fiction The Nightingale and the Rose’ by Oscar Wilde to achieve
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The teacher should be willing to explore the latent intelligences in his students and take into account his preferences and learning styles so that the outcome can be meaningful.
It is believed that if this theory is implemented in language learning context the students will:
• Show increased independence, self-esteem, responsibility and self-direction.
• Show greatly reduced behavioral/attention/learning problems at school and

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