Quiz : How Much Do You Know About Constructivist Theory

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
     Which of the following verbs would be best used for a lesson objective in a constructivist theory based lesson plan?
    • A. 

      Locate

    • B. 

      Recite

    • C. 

      Analyze

    • D. 

      List

  • 2. 
     What best describes a constructivist theory classroom?
    • A. 

      Students working quiety

    • B. 

      Cooperative groupings

    • C. 

      Teacher led lecture

    • D. 

      Students are passive learners

  • 3. 
    What best describes a traditional classroom?
    • A. 

      Materials are primarily textbooks and workbooks.

    • B. 

      Materials include primary sources of material and manipulative materials.

    • C. 

      Learning is interactive, building on what the student already knows.

    • D. 

      Teachers have a dialogue with students, helping students construct their own knowledge

  • 4. 
    Identify aspects of constructivism that may be difficult for students or teachers to adapt to.
  • 5. 
    Which of the following is not a benefit of a constructivist classroom?
    • A. 

      Constructivism stimulates and engages students.

    • B. 

      Constructivism concentrates on learning how to think and understand.

    • C. 

      Constructivism is most successful with children from privileged backgrounds.

    • D. 

      Constructivism promotes social and communication skills within the classroom.

  • 6. 
    Which of the following assessments would be considered for a constructivist lesson?
    • A. 

      Vocabulary test

    • B. 

      Multiple choice test

    • C. 

      Poem recitation

    • D. 

      Reflective journal

  • 7. 
    Compare and contrast a traditional classroom and a constructivist classroom.
  • 8. 
    Critics say the collaborative aspects of constructivist classrooms tend to produce a "tyranny of the majority," in which a few students' voices or interpretations dominate the group's conclusions, and dissenting students are forced to conform to the emerging consensus.  Argue for or against this critical view of constructivism. 
  • 9. 
    Explain how you would prepare a constructivist theory based lesson plan knowing you have students who do not generally work independently.
  • 10. 
    Explain how classroom management might be different in a constructivist classroom compared to a traditional classroom.
  • 11. 
    Who is the father of constructivism?
    • A. 

      Jerome Bruner

    • B. 

      Jean Piaget

    • C. 

      Vygotsky

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 12. 
    Which of the following is not among the student role in a constructivist classroom?
    • A. 

      Self monitoring

    • B. 

      Collaborator

    • C. 

      Active

    • D. 

      Passive

  • 13. 
    Who proposed? "Focus on the individual, internal constructions of knowledge".
    • A. 

      Thorndike

    • B. 

      David Ausubel

    • C. 

      Jean Piaget

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 14. 
    Which theorist remarked on the relationship between Cognitive development and the internalization of language?
    • A. 

      David Ausubel

    • B. 

      Vygotsky

    • C. 

      Jean Piaget

    • D. 

      Jerome Bruner

  • 15. 
    Social interaction is the key element in which of the following theory? 
    • A. 

      Individual constructivism theory

    • B. 

      Sosio cultural learning theory

    • C. 

      Social learning theory

    • D. 

      Humanistic learning theory

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