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Learning Theory Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. The process of making something automatic through lots of practice is called:

Question 2 2. Linda did not put in enough time to memorize her character's script for the school play rehearsal. As a result, her teacher gave the part to another student. Linda learns not to repeat the action if she wants to have a major role in future plays. Which of the following explains this outcome?

Question 3 3. Why is inquiry important in the scientific method?

Question 4 4. Thorndike's conception of connectionism asserts that:

Question 5 5. Giving an open-ended, complex, real-world question to a group of students to solve is called _____ learning.

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Question 6 6. Withdrawing a reinforcement that leads to behaviors stopping is called:

Question 7 7. What is the process of setting and testing hypotheses called?

Question 8 8. 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 9 9. Why did Lev Vygotsky believe that teacher-student interactions were not the most effective form of social learning?

Question 10 10. Which of the following is the BEST definition of realism?

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Question 11 11. The idea that people learn through their experiences and interactions with the world is called _____.

Question 12 12. Why do progressivists emphasize the scientific method?

Question 13 13. Which of the following statements is MOST associated with experiential learning?

Question 14 14. According to the information processing theory, information moves from _____, to working memory, to long-term memory.

Question 15 15. 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?

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Question 16 16. The concept of focusing on _____ emphasizes teaching students to be good citizens as well as good learners.

Question 17 17. Connectionists emphasize the importance of readiness to learn because:

Question 18 18. Which of the following activities BEST aligns with the concept of practical learning?

Question 19 19. 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 20 20. Pragmatism maintains that education should be about _____ and _____.

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Question 21 21. Which of the following statements BEST describes self-directed learning?

Question 22 22. Why are self-directed learning and self-evaluation key elements in building lifelong learners?

Question 23 23. Classroom talk can be gendered, with _____ being called on more than _____.

Question 24 24. To review the module lesson, Martina directs her students to pair up and quiz each other on what they've learned. This is an example of:

Question 25 25. Even though Joel graduated from college years ago, he continues to spend hours each week reading and studying. Which of the following terms BEST captures what kind of learner Joel is?

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

Question 28 28. Taking away something that a student wants is called:

Question 29 29. What is the main difference between extrinsic motivators and self-evaluation?

Question 30 30. Analyze the statements below and indicate which one BEST distinguishes between positive reinforcement and negative reinforcement.

Learning Theory Chapter Exam Instructions

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