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EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY :`
UNDERSTANDING LEARNING AND TEACHING
The Pre-eminence of Teachers
1 . Of the following factors , which contributes most to students' learning and development ?
The curriculum that students follow
The size of the classes students are in
The students' school facilities and extracurricular activities
The students' teachers
A person who is highly knowledgeable or skilled in a particular domain , such as physics , anesthesiology , or
teaching is best described as a ( n ) :
Which of the following best describes effective teachers ?!
Teachers who are defined as highly effective by federal legislation mandates , such as No Child Left
Behind or Race to the Top
Teachers who are highly knowledgeable in a content area , such as math , science , or American
Teachers who are able to produce more learning in their students than would be expected for the
students' background and ability .
Teachers who are well organized and possess both professional knowledge and professional skills
* * 4 .
An elementary school decides to experiment with two different curriculum approaches to language arts
The first focuses on a whole language approach , and the second focuses on word- attack skills , such as
most likely outcome ?"
If the schools' results are consistent with patterns identified by research , which of the following is the
The whole - language approach will result in more student learning than will the approach
emphasizing phonics in all the elementary grades .
The approach emphasizing phonics will result in more student learning than will the approach
emphasizing whole language in all the elementary grades .
The approach emphasizing phonics will result in more student learning in the lower elementary
elementary grades .
grades , but the approach emphasizing whole language will result in more learning in the upper
( d )
The effectiveness of either approach depends on the knowledge and skills of the teacher
implementing the program ; one is not necessarily better than the other .
Which of the following best describes expert teaching ?
2 . Expert teaching is essentially instinctive , and it is virtually impossible to acquire the skills needed to
in middle and secondary schools depends primarily on teachers' knowledge of content .
be an expert teacher in the absence of a great deal of natural ability .\
Some teacher's possess more natural ability than others , but expertise can be acquired through study
Expert teaching in elementary schools can be developed with study and practice . but expert teaching
teaching is largely a waste of time .
Expertise in teaching is acquired solely through experience in classrooms , and formal study of
and practice ....
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- Spring '19
- Pat Blaine
- different curriculum approaches