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Learning Theories & Teaching Strategies Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. If a student notes a connection between how much they practice kicking a ball and how well they play soccer, then what have they formed?

Question 2 2. A teacher makes sure to take time to encourage each of their students, no matter how poorly the student is doing in the class. Why might this teacher be called a humanist?

Question 3 3. Why did Lev Vygotsky believe that teacher-student interactions were not the most effective form of social learning?

Question 4 4. Maria watches her mother use the lawn mower one week, and the next week she is able to mow the lawn upon her first try. What kind of learning did Maria use in this example?

Question 5 5. Progressivism supports the idea that students _____.

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Question 6 6. Lakeisha sometimes gets confused when her psychology professor explains statistics using only words, but she always gets the concept immediately if she can look at a graph or chart. Based on this information, what kind of learner is Lakeisha most likely to be?

Question 7 7. Why are self-directed learning and self-evaluation key elements in building lifelong learners?

Question 8 8. Why do progressivists emphasize the scientific method?

Question 9 9. How can teachers help students with little access to technology?

Question 10 10. Which of the following describes a way in which modeling affects behavior?

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Question 11 11. Learning through interactions with others is called _____ learning.

Question 12 12. Withdrawing a reinforcement that leads to behaviors stopping is called:

Question 13 13. Sanjay is in Pre-Algebra, and his teacher explains the concept of solving an equation for the 'x' variable. Sanjay learns how to do this by thinking about it quietly and practicing several problems on a worksheet. What kind of learning did Sanjay use in this example?

Question 14 14. According to Social-Cognitive theorists, all of the following statements are correct, EXCEPT:

Question 15 15. The idea that people learn through their experiences and interactions with the world is called _____.

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Question 16 16. The first time Joe complimented his grandmother, she smiled and gave him a hug, a consequence he enjoyed. He learned that every time he is nice to his grandmother, she rewards him in a similar way. Now, he's more likely to be nice every time he sees his grandmother, due to this anticipated reward. What kind of learning did Joe use in this example?

Question 17 17. Emily is in middle school and tries to imitate her sister, who plays volleyball really well. Which characteristic of effective models does this behavior fit under?

Question 18 18. According to the information processing theory, information moves from _____, to working memory, to long-term memory.

Question 19 19. Analyze the statements below and indicate which one BEST distinguishes between positive reinforcement and negative reinforcement.

Question 20 20. The process of making something automatic through lots of practice is called:

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Question 21 21. The concept of focusing on _____ emphasizes teaching students to be good citizens as well as good learners.

Question 22 22. Thorndike's conception of connectionism asserts that:

Question 23 23. Peter observes Stephanie texting in class. Peter approaches Stephanie after class and states 'Don't you know texting is against school policy? You are going to get your phone confiscated.' Stephanie replies that she has been texting all year and none of the teachers have ever noticed. The next day, Peter brings his phone to class and starts texting. Which of the following effects of modeling does this situation illustrate?

Question 24 24. Classroom talk can be gendered, with _____ being called on more than _____.

Question 25 25. Why do poorer students tend to have lower technological fluency than their more affluent peers?

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Question 26 26. Ms. Chang's class is starting a six-week unit on plant growth. Which of the following activities would she MOST LIKELY use to incorporate experiential learning?

Question 27 27. Why is chunking helpful?

Question 28 28. Brandon discovers that the more he practices welding pipes in shop class, the better skilled he becomes at it. Which law explains this outcome?

Question 29 29. What is the process of setting and testing hypotheses called?

Question 30 30. Who developed the philosophy of realism?

Learning Theories & Teaching Strategies Chapter Exam Instructions

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