Quiz : How Much Do You Know About Constructivist Theory

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    C. Analyze
    Explanation
    In a constructivist theory based lesson plan, the emphasis is on active learning and critical thinking. The verb "analyze" aligns well with this approach as it requires students to break down information, examine it closely, and draw conclusions. This promotes higher-order thinking skills and encourages students to actively engage with the content rather than simply memorizing or regurgitating information.

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  • 2. 

     What best describes a constructivist theory classroom?

    • A.

      Students working quiety

    • B.

      Cooperative groupings

    • C.

      Teacher led lecture

    • D.

      Students are passive learners

    Correct Answer
    B. Cooperative groupings
    Explanation
    A constructivist theory classroom is characterized by cooperative groupings. In this type of classroom, students actively engage in collaborative activities and work together in groups to construct their own knowledge and understanding. This approach encourages students to participate, share ideas, and learn from each other, promoting a deeper understanding of the subject matter. It emphasizes student-centered learning rather than a traditional teacher-led lecture style, where students are passive learners.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    A. Materials are primarily textbooks and workbooks.
  • 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.

    Correct Answer
    C. Constructivism is most successful with children from privileged backgrounds.
    Explanation
    Constructivism is an educational philosophy that emphasizes active learning, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills. It focuses on the idea that learners construct their own knowledge and understanding through experiences and interactions. The benefits of a constructivist classroom include stimulating and engaging students, promoting social and communication skills, and concentrating on learning how to think and understand. However, the statement that constructivism is most successful with children from privileged backgrounds is not a benefit of a constructivist classroom. This statement suggests that constructivism may not be effective for students from diverse backgrounds or those who may face socio-economic challenges.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    D. Reflective journal
    Explanation
    A constructivist lesson focuses on the active participation of students in constructing their own knowledge and understanding. A reflective journal allows students to think critically about their learning experiences, reflect on their thoughts and feelings, and make connections between new information and prior knowledge. This assessment encourages students to engage in self-reflection, express their ideas and perspectives, and demonstrate their understanding in a personalized and meaningful way, aligning with the principles of constructivism. On the other hand, vocabulary and multiple choice tests are more traditional forms of assessment that emphasize memorization and recall of information rather than active construction of knowledge. Poem recitation may involve some level of interpretation and expression, but it does not necessarily encourage the same level of critical thinking and reflection as a reflective journal.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    B. Jean Piaget
    Explanation
    Jean Piaget is considered to be the father of constructivism because he developed the theory of cognitive development, which emphasizes the active role of the learner in constructing their own knowledge and understanding of the world. Piaget believed that children go through different stages of cognitive development and that their understanding of concepts and the world around them is constructed through their interactions and experiences. His work has had a significant impact on education and has greatly influenced our understanding of how children learn and develop.

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  • 12. 

    Which of the following is not among the student role in a constructivist classroom?

    • A.

      Self monitoring

    • B.

      Collaborator

    • C.

      Active

    • D.

      Passive

    Correct Answer
    D. Passive
    Explanation
    In a constructivist classroom, students are actively engaged in the learning process, collaborating with their peers and taking responsibility for their own learning. They are encouraged to be active participants in discussions, problem-solving, and critical thinking. The role of being passive does not align with the constructivist approach, as it suggests a lack of engagement and involvement in the learning process.

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  • 13. 

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

    • A.

      Thorndike

    • B.

      David Ausubel

    • C.

      Jean Piaget

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    C. Jean Piaget
    Explanation
    Jean Piaget proposed the idea of focusing on the individual, internal constructions of knowledge. Piaget was a Swiss psychologist known for his work in the field of child development and cognitive psychology. He believed that individuals actively construct their own understanding of the world through their experiences and interactions. Piaget's theory of cognitive development has had a significant impact on the field of education and has influenced how we understand the learning process.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    B. Vygotsky
    Explanation
    Vygotsky is the correct answer because he is known for his theory of sociocultural development, which emphasizes the role of social interaction and language in cognitive development. According to Vygotsky, children's cognitive development is influenced by their interactions with more knowledgeable individuals, who provide guidance and support in the form of language and cultural tools. Vygotsky believed that language is a crucial tool for thinking and that children internalize language through social interactions, leading to cognitive growth and development.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    B. Sosio cultural learning theory
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Sosio cultural learning theory. This theory emphasizes the importance of social interaction in the learning process. It suggests that individuals learn through their interactions with others, particularly within a cultural context. Social interaction allows individuals to acquire new knowledge, skills, and attitudes through observation, imitation, and collaboration. This theory highlights the role of social relationships, language, and cultural practices in shaping an individual's learning and development.

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