STUDENT’S SPATIAL INTELLIGENCE MEASUREMENT ON SOCIAL STUDIES AND GEOGRAPHY SUBJECTS IN ELEMENTARY AND MIDDLE EDUCATION LEVEL
Asep Mulyadi 1, Ahmad Yani 1, Arif Ismail 1, Rosita 2
1 Department of Geography Education, Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia
2 Study Program of Management Resort and Leisure, Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia
Spatial intelligence is a term that inspired by compound intelligences concept or multiple intelligences (Gardner, 1983). This research has making a design of spatial intelligence measurement instrument model that would be develop through further research. Instrument that has been develop tested on all of education level which is elementary, middle, and high school in the frame of Social Studies and Geography subjects of Curriculum 2013 contexts. Research method that used is research and development with three stages of research which is preliminary studies, model development, and trials in three years of research. Subject of this research is the students of elementary, middle, and high school in Bandung City. The result of this research shows that spatial intelligence tools in the form of picture test are relatively potent to measure spatial intelligence. It correlatively shows that the higher education level, spatial intelligence of the students will be more high too. This research have not determine the age limit of spatial intelligence declining on people as the effect of aging. The results of research is truly beneficial to the development of strategy of students spatial intelligence learning on Social Studies and Geography subjects of Curriculum 2013.
Topic: Geographical Education