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MTEL Reading Specialist: Cognitive Foundations in Literacy Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. The process of incorporating new information into existing knowledge is known as _____, whereas the process of adjusting our schemas to fit new information and events is known as _____.

Question 2 2. According to Vygotsky, which of the following is true about the acquisition of meaning and understanding?

Question 3 3. Which of the following are parts of memory?

Question 4 4. Jean Piaget believed children learned through experiencing their surroundings. What was the term he used to refer to stored information about an object or process in the mind?

Question 5 5. Bill received a new toy ball. It was not round like all of his other toy balls, but oval. He had to _____ this new information in order to understand how to play with it.

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Question 6 6. Cognition and learning are incredibly similar. What is a good definition that would apply to both of them?

Question 7 7. How can educators implement Piaget's principles?

Question 8 8. Molly overheard her dad telling her mom he got 'creamed' by his friend in a tennis match. This confused Molly, causing her to experience a conflict or _____, because she couldn't imagine her father turning into a creamy liquid.

Question 9 9. The process of making something automatic through lots of practice is called:

Question 10 10. A cornerstone of Vygotsky's theory of cognitive development is that society and culture play a key role in promoting development. What type of perspective is this considered to be?

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Question 11 11. According to Vygotsky, a child's use of the word 'da' for daddy is indicative of which stage of speech development?

Question 12 12. When working memory is overtaxed with too much information, it results in:

Question 13 13. What is the first cognitive step in learning?

Question 14 14. Many children in kindergarten enjoy playing 'house.' How does the value of play benefit young children, according to Vygotsky?

Question 15 15. According to the information processing theory, information moves from _____, to working memory, to long-term memory.

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Question 16 16. Which of these is NOT a part of Robert Gagne's information processing model?

Question 17 17. Things that just happened a few seconds ago are stored in _____, which is very limited.

Question 18 18. According to Vygotsky, what is the process of constructing an internal representation of external physical objects or actions?

Question 19 19. According to Piaget, _____ is a concept or framework that organizes and interprets information.

Question 20 20. Why is chunking helpful?

MTEL Reading Specialist: Cognitive Foundations in Literacy Chapter Exam Instructions

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