Learning Theories And You!

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Learning Quizzes & Trivia

See which learning theory best matches your views on learning.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Positive reinforcement is the best way to alter and control a student's actions. 
    • A. 

      Absolutely; there is ample research to support this claim.

    • B. 

      As long the learner has enough time to process the event.

    • C. 

      Depends on who is giving the reward and the value the student places on the reward.

  • 2. 
    When designing curriculum, acquiring and demonstrating skills are the most important outcome.
    • A. 

      Not necessarily; learning needs to be authentic to be meaningful. The learning environment will have a stronger influence than any focus on acquiring or demonstrating skills.

    • B. 

      Unless there is a focus on strategies to acquire skills and concepts, the learner will forget the information.

    • C. 

      Yes; it's observable, measurable, and goal-oriented.

  • 3. 
    Teachers should serve as facilitators of learning rather than try and control learning, because learning outcomes are not always predictable.
    • A. 

      YES! Preaching to the choir!

    • B. 

      Sounds nice on paper, but students need more structure to really learn.

  • 4. 
    Designing experiences and giving students flexibility are best practices to ensuring student success.
    • A. 

      Of course; how else are students going to construct meaning and build information?

    • B. 

      Feedback has a greater impact on learning than designed experiences.

  • 5. 
    Paying special attention to the learners' self-confidence, attention, and memory strategies is an instructor's primary focus.
    • A. 

      Yes, learning cannot take place without focusing on important internal factors in the student.

    • B. 

      While those factors are important, they are difficult to objectively observe and should only be a secondary focus.

  • 6. 
    Focusing on the underlying concept and using metaphors/graphic organizers to help students process content should be the most important focus of a teacher.
    • A. 

      Absolutely; it helps students process and transfer information to other situations.

    • B. 

      The focus should be on the authentic learning environment first.

    • C. 

      Only if the underlying concepts can be measured as quantifiable tasks.

  • 7. 
    Which classroom strategy will have the biggest impact on students?
    • A. 

      Learning contracts

    • B. 

      Discussions

    • C. 

      Learning strategies (taking notes, breaking information into smaller chunks, etc.)