A case study is an investigation of
one person or group over a specific period of time.
Jigsaw, an early format for cooperative learning, emphasizes what relationship among group members?
Sociological constructivists are concerned primarily with how
public knowledge is created.
Using instructional conversations as a teaching tool is designed to provide a means for
grappling with problems in students' zones of proximal development and providing scaffolding.
In their writing group, Aron has become the expert on how to write an introductory sentence. When students teach other students about the part in which they have expertise, they are engaged in what type of cooperative learning structure?
Ms. French would like to have her students, while experimenting with their own structured materials, discover some key principles of gravity. Which one of the following teaching methods should be most appropriate for this purpose?
Research on acceleration for bright children suggests that acceleration is generally
beneficial for these children at all age/grade levels.
According to the law No Child Left Behind
states have some say in defining "proficiency" for students
Vygotsky's approach to learning is an example of what type of constructivism?
Both externally and internally directed
Random assignments would be most critical in what type of research?
Piaget's basic blocks of thinking and memory are
You are given a math problem to solve. As you try to remember the formula involved, what memory system is being searched?
Generally, students are not ready to study the rules of a language formally until about age five. This is when most students have started to gain
Based on studies of context, in what location would a student be likely to perform best on an educational psychology test?
In an educational psychology classroom
Propositional networks are defined most accurately as
the organization of information according to its meaning.
A script is viewed by cognitive theorists as useful
in directing everyday activities in different situations.
What part of the brain coordinates and orchestrates skilled movements?
Within the information processing perspective, learning declarative knowledge involves
integrating new ideas with existing knowledge to create an understanding.
As with most developmental crises, the resolution of the identity crisis
may be an extended process
A recent study that followed 761 middle-class students from first grade through high school discovered the following about diversity and self-esteem:
There are major differences between boys and girls in all subject areas
A procedure that is guaranteed to accomplish a particular goal when correctly implemented is called a(n)
The tendency to respond in the most familiar or rigid way is a response set
Which one of the following students BEST illustrates the state of functional fixedness?
Nathaniel, a student who is using a ruler for drawing lines, fails to realize that he can use its metal edge as a scraper to remove paint from his desk.
Cheryl gets good grades in her language class but uses incorrect grammar and punctuation in her written work in other classes. This situation suggests a problem with
Jennifer had her stomach pumped after she ingested part of an unknown compound in chemistry class. "But at home we always taste things to find out whether they're sugar or salt," she said. Jennifer is a victim of
Michael was asked to devise as many uses for a brick as he could. After taking the assignment home to work on further, he came up with over 30 ideas, many of which were not proposed by any other student. All of Michael's ideas dealt with using a brick to break things. In what aspect of creativity proposed by Torrence is Michael lacking?
Which one of the following concepts is consistent with the notion of a heuristic?
Current beliefs about problem-solving techniques suggest that domain-specific strategies are
likely to be used increasingly as experience with a particular subject increases
The strategy of solving a crossword puzzle by doing "down" items before "across" items is an example of
Ms. Cricket gave a creative writing assignment on today's film. She allows 10 minutes today and 10 minutes tomorrow to work on it. What component of the creative process is she fostering?
Whenever Matt appears to be having difficulty in completing his science laboratory work, Ms. Butterfield quickly offers to help him and encourages him to continue working. According to Graham (1991), Ms. Butterfield's behavior is likely to result in Matt developing
doubts about his ability
As reported by Woolfolk, the debilitating effects of anxiety are viewed to be due to
attention being diverted from the learning task to a preoccupation with one's feelings.
From the pioneering work of Yerkes and Dodson (1905) to present-day research results, what is the correlation between virtually every aspect of achievement and a wide variety of anxiety measures?
Which one of the following statements is the most accurate definition of motivation?
An inner state that arouses, directs, and maintains a person's behavior
The concept of self-determination is an important influence in what view of motivation?
Being interested in a task because the activity is enjoyable is what type of motivation?
Which one of the following quotes exemplifies a learning or mastery goal?
"Accomplishing this should make me better prepared for Biology 101."
Learning and information processing are influenced by reasoning and problem solving as well as by
In Maslow's hierarchy, self-esteem is considered to be what type of need?
Pride or shame for one's own actions is likely to be felt most strongly by those who attribute their actions to
Which one of the following student outcomes is MOST likely to be the result of a criterion-referenced assessment tool?
Ben answered 10 out of 12 questions correctly
With regard to the practice of retaining or "holding back" students with failing grades, Woolfolk's general recommendation is that
students should be promoted with their peers but provided with extra help in the summer or the next year
All of the following statements are true of essay tests EXCEPT:
Students should be able to answer the questions in a few words for the sake of efficiency.
The most important use of essay tests is to
measure complex learning outcomes.
A teacher who is interested in finding out how well a student is doing in class compared to students in other schools should use what type of test?
Starch and Elliot's classic 1912 experiments dealing with the extent of teachers' personal values and biases in scoring essay tests demonstrated what measurement issue that still plagues essay scoring today?
Molly is preparing to take a standardized test that will be used by administrators to evaluate the type of school placement she should have. What type of assessment is Molly involved in?
Which one of the following procedures best reflects performance assessment?
Making a class presentation that utilizes more than one medium to demonstrate the steps to follow in designing a specific communication
Identify the type of objective test item that is most appropriate for measuring the following specific learning outcome: "Select the best reason for a specific action from a given list of alternatives."
What score-reporting method decreases competition among students by representing the widest range of raw scores?
A consequence is defined by Skinner as a reinforcer or a punisher depending on whether it
increases or decreases the frequency of the behavior that it follows
Which one of the following quotes is an example of high self-efficacy?
"I am usually good at math, so I will do well in this class."
According to Bandura, expectations are part of which one of the elements that comprise reciprocal causality?
Rewards to be purchased with earned tokens should be
varied in price so that all students may be rewarded.
Ms. Johnson's sixth graders complained about diagramming sentences, and they were able convince her to show a movie first. Ms. Johnson made the common error of
using a reinforcer before a low-frequency behavior.
Lionel was humiliated when he forgot his lines in a play. Now he refuses to take part in any function of the speech class. Based on the behavioral principles discussed by Woolfolk, the best strategy for Lionel's teacher would be to
bring Lionel back into class participation in small steps
A photographer shoots a flashbulb directly into your eyes. For the next few seconds, all you can see are big blue dots everywhere you look. What type of memory is most directly involved in this phenomenon?
Maria has excellent study habits. She seems to know just what to review and how long to spend on each part of every course. Maria is applying what type of knowledge?
Behavioral theories of learning emphasize
Which one of the following theories places the greatest emphasis on presenting models so that students can learn from observing others complete a task?
social cognitive theory
Research on bilingualism suggests that
the more skilled the individual is in the first language, the faster he/she will learn a second language
The purposes of creating culturally compatible classrooms are to lessen ethnic prejudice, racism, and sexism and, at the same time, provide equal opportunities for all students
Differences in cultural values as well as the dangers of neighborhoods may make the strategy of less parental control both appropriate and useful for children's learning.
Which one of the following students BEST illustrates the concept of learned helplessness as an explanation for failure by low socioeconomic status children?
Michael decides that he has no chance of passing the seventh grade or getting out of school.
In a study of the effects of a negative stereotype on college students' standardized test performances, similar results were found for both African-American and Caucasian students.
The rules and traditions that guide the behavior of a group comprise its
David knows exactly when he should take part in a certain classroom activity. David has an understanding of the classroom's participation structures.
One way of inoculating students against stereotype threats is to
believe that intelligence can be improved.
According to Woolfolk, results from learning styles research are generally considered highly valid for adapting instruction to culturally diverse groups.
Nikolas is an eleventh grader who came to America from Russia with his parents one year ago. He has gradually developed his fluency in the English language, but he continues to have some difficulty using English during classroom activities. What should Nikolas' teacher do to help him with his English language acquisition?
Promote Nikolas' bilingualism in both Russian and English.