Constructivist Pedagogy Quiz

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This Quiz is based on the principles developed around the Constructuvist pedagogy.


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  • 1. 
    The Constructivist theory states that
    • A. 

      Learning is a process of adjustments one uses to encompass new situations and information.

    • B. 

      Learning occurs through positive reinforcement.

    • C. 

      Learning is external.

    • D. 

      Learning occurs when the teacher facilitates the instruction.

  • 2. 
    The role of the Educator in a Constructivist lesson is
    • A. 

      To facilitate the lesson.

    • B. 

      To guide the students through the lesson.

    • C. 

      To role model the lesson being learned.

    • D. 

      To provide constant positive feedback.

  • 3. 
    The role of the learner in a Constructivist lesson is
    • A. 

      To follow the instruction given by the teacher.

    • B. 

      To work individually on all assignments.

    • C. 

      To abide by the parameters enforced by the teacher.

    • D. 

      To combine previous experiences with new experiences.

  • 4. 
    Bruner's theory states that
    • A. 

      Learning is learned by repetition.

    • B. 

      Learning is taught.

    • C. 

      Learning is active, not passive.

    • D. 

      Learning is only internal.

  • 5. 
    The Constructivist approach utilizes
    • A. 

      Technology alone for all learning experiences.

    • B. 

      Technology to explore various topics.

    • C. 

      Technology to assist teacher led instruction.

    • D. 

      Technology to engage students in discussion of class outlines.

  • 6. 
    • A. 

      This is not a proper Constructivist approach because the students are being directed by the teachers instruction.

    • B. 

      This is an excellent demonstration of the Constructivist approach because it directs them in learning about the five primary social institutions.

    • C. 

      This was a good example of how the Constructive approach allows for teacher direct instruction.

    • D. 

      This was a proper use of the Constructivist approach because the students were given parameters as to how to complete their design.

  • 7. 
    • A. 

      This scenario infers that the students must have been given the information on the topic by the teacher.

    • B. 

      This scenario infers that the students followed the teachers direct instruction on how to complete the assignment.

    • C. 

      This scenario infers that the students had to understand the expectations of the assignment provided by the teacher.

    • D. 

      This scenario infers that the students had to develop the assignment utilizing their own experience and past knowledge.

  • 8. 
    Analyze the following lesson plan and determine the Constructivist faults.Topic: Becoming A World PowerObjective: SWBAT analyze and explin why the United States used diplomacy to achieve its economic objectives in Asia.Method/Procedure: > Teacher will introduce and present notes on the Conflict in the Philippines.> Teacher will have students use those notes to compose a graphic organizer on the cause and effects of the war.Evaluation: Classwork; Participation
    • A. 

      Topic

    • B. 

      Objective

    • C. 

      Method/Procedure

    • D. 

      Evaluation

  • 9. 
    Which factors would have to be manipulated so that a traditionally directed assignment becomes a Constructivist based lesson?
    • A. 

      Student works collaboratively on a project.

    • B. 

      Teacher facilitates the learning.

    • C. 

      Teacher directs all instruction and learning.

    • D. 

      Student develops a project, utilizing past experiences.

  • 10. 
    • A. 

      Students learn better when thinking and understanding, instead of memorizing.

    • B. 

      Students learn better when they are provided with specific parameters to follow.

    • C. 

      Students learn better when utilizing repetitive practice, instead of memorizing.

    • D. 

      Students learn better when they are utilizing only the external factors that they are exposed to in the classroom.