EDUC 200 QUIZ 2

1010Question 1 1

  1. Teachers in foreign (or world) language departments      have sought to attract more students by

 

making more use of language labs.

 

expanding their course offerings   and integrating the study of language with the study of culture.

 

using the audio-lingual approach.

 

decreasing the course requirements   for most language classes.

2 points

Question 2 

  1. Teaching is significantly affected by the teacher’s      attitude toward

 

the practice of habits.

 

being a professional.

 

other teachers, parents, and the   subject.

 

teacher education training.

2 points

Question 3 

  1. How has the content of textbooks been affected by the      standards-based movement?

 

The content standards in a few   large states determine the content in the books.

 

Fewer textbooks are being used in   most states.

 

There has not been much change in   the content of the textbooks.

 

Teachers have been creating their   own curriculum rather than using textbooks.

2 points

Question 4 

  1. An essential part of understanding and dealing with the      feelings of students is

 

watching students’ behavior out of   class.

 

taking courses in adolescent   psychology.

 

studying students’ records and   talking to their previous teachers.

 

knowing and understanding one’s own   feelings.

2 points

Question 5 

  1. Brian, frustrated by his math worksheet, tears the      paper in half. Which of the teacher’s following responses would best      characterize what psychologist Carl Rogers calls “empathic understanding”?

 

“Joanna, why don’t you sit with   Brian and help him with his math worksheet? He needs your help.”

 

“Brian, tearing your math   worksheet is not a constructive way to solve your problems.”

 

“You were working on those   problems for some time without getting many done. Why don’t you show me where   you got stuck?”

 

“Math was always my worst subject,   too. Finally, I just realized I was better at other things.”

2 points

Question 6 

  1. What is the best description of cooperative learning?

 

Students working in small groups   or teams to help one another learn academic material

 

Bringing together various segments   of the curriculum in meaningful association

 

An emphasis on writing as a tool   for student learning

 

Reversing the order of homework   and lecture elements of the course. The video lecture is viewed at home while   the homework and discussion is completed during the class period.

2 points

Question 7 

  1. A focus on problem solving is considered an innovative      instructional approach. How is problem solving best described?

 

Providing students with a problem   and giving them independence to solve it

 

Providing students with a problem   and then observing and helping them become aware of conditions, procedures,   and steps needed to solve it.

 

Providing students with a problem   and multiple-choice answers in order to choose the best solution

 

All of the above

2 points

Question 8 

  1. A student listens to an editorial response on the TV      news in which the speaker charges that a city politician is acting like Macbeth.      The student immediately knows by the reference to Macbeth that the city      politician is trying to usurp power, according to the speaker. The student      is able to make that connection because

 

of her critical thinking skills.

 

of her powers of memorization.

 

she is culturally literate.

 

she has had courses in British   history.

2 points

Question 9 

  1. During an Open House night, Tyrone Green met with      parents of his Algebra I students. He briefly mentioned some of the      fundamental concepts in Algebra I and spent most of his time explaining      his techniques for teaching Algebra I to ninth-graders. What kind of      knowledge did Tyrone use to explain how he teaches algebra?

 

Discipline content knowledge

 

Pedagogical content knowledge

 

Curriculum content knowledge

 

Theory-in-use knowledge

2 points

Question 10 

  1. Current trends in math instruction are likely to lead      to graduates who are able to

 

add long columns of numbers   accurately in their heads.

 

explain math theories and concepts   with insight and ease.

 

use mathematical reasoning to   solve real problems that confront them.

 

find exact answers speedily by   referring to texts and tables.

2 points

Question 11 

  1. Which of the following are guiding the development of      physical education curricula?

 

Focus on individual rather than   team sports skills

 

Coordination, endurance, and   strength goals

 

Information on nutrition

 

Development of aerobic capacity   and appropriate levels of body fat

2 points

Question 12 

  1. Which of the following is an example of      “self-fulfilling prophecy?”

 

If a teacher believes in herself,   she will be effective.

 

Students will achieve to match the   teacher’s expectation of them.

 

If the students believe in the   teacher, he will be effective.

 

if students believe in themselves,   then they will be effective

2 points

Question 13 

  1. Which personality trait or traits do many people      believe are most critical in successful teaching?

 

Enthusiasm and sensitivity

 

Warmth

 

Empathy and humor

 

All of the above

2 points

Question 14 

  1. According to Gary Borich, which of the following is a      characteristic behavior of effective teachers?

 

They present challenging tasks so   that students have to work exceptionally hard to experience success.

 

They spend a great deal of time   going over procedural matters.

 

They present lessons in the same   instructional format for consistency.

 

They present lessons clearly and   logically.

2 points

Question 15 

  1. Which of the following teachers best exemplifies the      behavior of a reflective teacher?

 

Keshia reviews her lessons each   day after teaching and keeps a teaching journal.

 

Anselm talks frequently to veteran   teachers to see how they teach particular topics.

 

Darnell uses commercially prepared   instructional materials when he begins a unit.

 

Tina prepares detailed thematic   units demonstrating the most recent research on different learning styles.

2 points

Question 16 

  1. A teacher’s attitude toward students plays an obvious      role in influencing teacher behavior. Which other attitude also plays an      important role?

 

A teacher’s attitude toward his or   her teacher education program

 

A teacher’s attitude toward his or   her colleagues

 

A teacher’s attitude toward professional   associations

 

A teacher’s attitude toward his or   her own parents

2 points

Question 17 

  1. According to the recent trends in foreign (or world)      language instruction, which of the following would one expect to see in      foreign language classes?

 

More programs starting early in   elementary schools

 

More integration of international   and multicultural education content

 

Use of the Internet to access   current materials from other countries

 

All of these

2 points

Question 18 

  1. Which of the following has had the most influence over      the content of the curriculum in the past decade?

 

Back-to-basics movement

 

Standards-based movement

 

Decreases in financial support

 

Technology revolution in education

2 points

Question 19 

  1. An example of differentiation provided at the      elementary level is through the project approach which includes an      in-depth investigation of a real-world topic. This approach uses a set of      teaching strategies to guide the children through their investigation.      Which of the following choices is not part of the project approach?

 

An opening event is used to   capture the students’ attention which sparks interest.

 

Children participate in some type   of field trip to investigate the topic and to try to answer the questions.

 

A culminating event takes place in   which the children can demonstrate their knowledge of the subject through   differentiated imaginative activities

 

Projects adhere to guidelines   which all students complete in a similar fashion

2 points

Question 20 

  1. Which of the following is not included in Weinstein and      Weber’s specific suggestions for designing classroom space ?

 

Almost always arrange desks/tables   into rows and columns for orderly pathways through the room

 

Personalize the classroom by   including displays that reflect students’ cultural backgrounds, interests,   and accomplishments, as well as your own interests, goals, and values.

 

Organize shelves and storage areas   so students know where materials and equipment belong

 

Arrange seating so students have a   clear view of instructional presentations.

2 points

Question 21 

  1. According to Good and Brophy (2008), teachers tend to      treat low and high achieving students differently. In what ways do      teachers treat low achievers differently from high achievers?

 

Teachers wait less time for low   achievers to answer a question.

 

Teachers reward low achievers for   correct answers more often than high achievers.

 

High achievers are praised less   frequently for success compared to low achievers.

 

Low achievers are criticized for   failure less often when compared to high achievers.

2 points

Question 22 

  1. Which of the following are traits that effective      teachers demonstrate in their dealings with peers, administrators, and      parents?

 

Intellectual rigor and   competitiveness

 

innovativeness in problem solving

 

Competence and control of students

 

Cooperation, collaboration, and   acceptance of others

2 points

Question 23 

  1. The Common Core standards were developed because of the      belief by many people that

 

What students should learn in   English language arts and mathematics shouldn’t differ depending on the state   they live in.

 

Some state standards have   weaknesses in the difficulty level of the standards and in the tests used to   evaluate them

 

Students should graduate and be   prepared to succeed in entry level college courses and workplace training   programs

 

All of the above

2 points

Question 24 

  1. The process of teacher who continually examines and      evaluates her attitude, practices, effectiveness and accomplishments is      called

 

Personal practical knowledge

 

Scaffolding

 

Reflective teaching

 

Pedagogical content   knowledge

2 points

Question 25 

  1. In general, educational writers comment that textbooks

 

provide sufficient depth of   coverage.

 

are written in a lively, varied   style.

 

typically pique students’ interest   and stimulate student learning.

 

match none of the descriptions   given here.