Ch 3: Ohio APK Middle Childhood: Cognitive Learning & Special Education

About This Chapter

Watch the engaging video lessons in this chapter to learn more about cognitive learning and special education as you prepare to take the Ohio APK Middle Childhood (4-9) assessment. Lesson quizzes and a chapter exam can gauge your readiness to take the test.

Ohio APK Middle Childhood: Cognitive Learning & Special Education - Chapter Summary

Use this chapter's video lessons to refresh your understanding of cognitive learning and special education as you get ready to take the Ohio APK Middle Childhood (4-9) assessment. The lessons are designed to help you answer questions that address the following on the exam:

  • Defining 'learning' and understanding effective classroom strategies
  • Examining cognitive processes in learning
  • Analyzing cooperative and collaborative learning in the classroom
  • Understanding Bloom's taxonomy and assessments
  • Explaining the impact parenting styles have on different styles of learning
  • Defining constructivism
  • Analyzing special needs and special education

Instructors in the videos guide you through each method to help you effectively prepare to tackle cognitive learning and special education on the exam. The lessons are presented in a high-quality visual format that makes the learning process entertaining.

Ohio APK Middle Childhood: Cognitive Learning & Special Education Chapter Objectives

The Ohio APK Middle Childhood (4-9) assessment gauges your comprehension of professional knowledge for children in middle childhood and ensures you're prepared to secure educator licensure in the state. The questions on this assessment are a combination of multiple-choice and constructed-response assignments.

The topics covered in this Ohio APK Middle Childhood: Cognitive Learning & Special Education chapter are located in the student development and learning portion of the exam, which constitutes approximately 24% of the total test. You can use the self-assessment quizzes available with each lesson to determine how well you understand the materials. They can also prepare you to answer questions similar to some found on the exam.

9 Lessons in Chapter 3: Ohio APK Middle Childhood: Cognitive Learning & Special Education
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What is Learning? - Understanding Effective Classroom Strategies

1. What is Learning? - Understanding Effective Classroom Strategies

We all learn new things every day, but how is 'learning' defined in educational psychology? This lesson covers the definition of learning, different types of learning, and discusses learning styles.

Cognitive Processes in Learning: Types, Definition & Examples

2. Cognitive Processes in Learning: Types, Definition & Examples

Explore the cognitive processes your brain is going through right now to learn information. We'll define key terms and discuss the two leading theories.

Cooperative and Collaborative Learning in the Classroom

3. Cooperative and Collaborative Learning in the Classroom

It's extremely common for teachers to require students to work in groups. However, certain types of groups and activities are preferred over others. In this lesson, we define cooperative learning and discuss its advantages in the classroom. We also define collaborative learning and explain how it is different than cooperative learning.

Bloom's Taxonomy and Assessments

4. Bloom's Taxonomy and Assessments

Bloom's Taxonomy is a popular and extremely helpful tool that is used by most teachers. In this lesson, we'll discuss the original and revised Bloom's Taxonomy as well as how to use it in the classroom to assess learning and cognitive ability.

Impact of Parenting Styles on Different Styles of Learners

5. Impact of Parenting Styles on Different Styles of Learners

When you got in trouble as a child, how did your parents react? This lesson covers four different parenting styles identified in educational psychology, including authoritarian, authoritative, indulgent, and neglecting. Typical results from each parenting style are discussed in terms of children's behaviors, as well as application of the styles in a classroom environment.

Constructivism: Overview & Practical Teaching Examples

6. Constructivism: Overview & Practical Teaching Examples

Learning through real-world experiences with others allows students to grow and understand things more easily. In this lesson, we'll examine constructivism in depth, including social learning, the zone of proximal development, and project-based learning.

Educating Students with Special Needs

7. Educating Students with Special Needs

In this lesson, we will explore how to educate students with special needs. We will specifically address how the educational needs of these students are best served if they are in a mainstream classroom being taught alongside their peers.

What Is Special Needs? - Definition, Types & Law

8. What Is Special Needs? - Definition, Types & Law

There are laws that protect individuals with special needs. This lesson will define special needs, identify the types of special needs, and the laws that protect the individuals.

Special Education: Definition, Types & Philosophy

9. Special Education: Definition, Types & Philosophy

Learn what special education is and the different types. Find out about the philosophy behind special education. Read the lesson and then take a brief quiz to test your knowledge.

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