This study explored the multiple intelligence representation in the micro-credentials designed by Malaysian educators and the reasons for integrating multiple intelligences in their course materials. The study was guided by the eight indicators of multiple intelligences suggested by Howard Gardner. We conducted in-depth qualitative interviews with 20 educators from a university in the northern region of Malaysia. The thematic analysis guided by Braun and Clarke shows a number of reasons why educators included the indicators in designing their content for micro-credential. Educators generally demonstrated that they used all the multiple intelligences indicators in designing the micro-credentials. The findings are encouraging and suggest that all eight intelligences can be included in designing micro–credentials to enhance students' learning experiences with the help of technology. Finally, the authors suggest a pedagogical framework that can be considered by educators who intend to design the micro-credentials.
educators, higher education institution, micro-credential, multiple intelligence, qualitative study, technology
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Eltahir, M., Annamalai, N., Zyoud, S., Al Salhi, N., & Zakarneh, B. (2023). Exploring the Adoption of Multiple Intelligences in Micro Credentials by Educators in Malaysian Higher Education. The Qualitative Report, 28(12), 3514-3535. https://doi.org/10.46743/2160-3715/2023.6093