Example Questions:

Chapter 1:

People who are conscious of the theories they possess are able to
A. Label them
B. Talk about them
C. Compare them
D. All of the above

Answer: D

Chapter 2: Early Theories

Which examines how events or ideas can become associated with one another in the mind and results in a form of learning?
A. Operant conditioning
B. Associationism
C. Mental discipline theory
D. Structuralism

Answer: B


Chapter 3: Behaviorism

Which of the following best represents Behaviorism?
A. For every behavior, there is a negative consequence
B. A focus on observable changes
C. A component of Operant Conditioning
D. A facet of Mentalism

Answer: B

Chapter 4: Constructivism

A child picks up a potato, says apple, and bites into it. She scowls and says, not apple. This is an illustration of
A. Accretation
B. Tuning
C. Restructuring

Answer: B

Chapter 5: Theories of Literacy Development

According to Piaget's Stages of Cognitive Development, what is the Sensorimotor stage?
A. Birth - 2 years
B. 2 - 7 years
C. 7 - 11 years
D. 11 - adults

Answer: A


Chapter 6: Social Learning

Social Learning theories focus on
A. Families
B. Membership
C. Interaction
D. Scaffolding

Answer: C


Chapter 7: Cognitive Processing

Make sure you have a general understanding of these models:
Information Processing Model - Atkinson & Shiffrin
Automatic Information Processing Model - LaBerge & Samuels
Interactive Model - Rumelhart
Interactive Compensatory Model - Stanovich
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Be prepared to discuss 1-2 of these theories and relate to your instruction.