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The last part of the brain to fully develop is the _____ _____.

frontal lobe

Vygotsky's view of the cognitive development differs from Piaget's in the importance and emphasis placed on a persons?

interpersonal interactions

Kathleen Berger refers to the gap between what the learner already knows and what the learner is not yet ready or able to learn as the ______ ______.

magic middle

Research suggests that students with higher test scores are more likely than lower scoring students to participate in extra curricular activities.
What kind of study would have been done to find these results?


According to Piaget, people pass through the 4 stages of cognitive development...

in the same sequence

James Popham states that the No Child Left Behind Act....

will affect the lives of teachers everyday

Which one of the following is the closest example of Piaget's concept of assimilation?

looking at a worm and thinking it is a snake

According to Piaget, the process of searching for a balance between cognitive schemas and environmental information is called ______.


When a student understands language and how it works, the student is said to have?

metalinguistic awareness

When a result from a research project involving an experimental design is?

unlikely to have occurred by chance

Generally, students are not ready to study the rules of a language formally until about age 5. This is when most students have started to gain?

metalinguistic awareness

The use of the "common sense" approach to teaching is viewed by educational psychologists as?

inappropriate unless supported by research

The best way to determine what cognitive stage a person has reached is by?

observing how the person solves problems

This area of language that specifically deals with the ordering of words is called?


In Lily Wong's research she concluded that when people see the results in research

they often find them obvious

Research on acceleration for bright children suggests that acceleration is generally

beneficial for these children at all age/grade levels

An explanation for how we remember things that we have learned is called


No Child Left Behind allowed states to have some say in

defining proficiency

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