Test Bank For Educational Psychology 11th Edition By Woolfolk

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Test Bank For Educational Psychology 11th Edition By Woolfolk

Chapter 1:  Learning, Teaching, and Educational Psychology

 Multiple-Choice Questions

1) According to the Woolfolk text, which of the following is true of expert teachers?

  1. A) They are more likely than novices to ignore students’ wrong answers.
  2. B) They take more time to solve problems.
  3. C) They judge their success based on their students’ achievements.
  4. D) They have a limited and focused knowledge base.

Answer:  C

Explanation:  C) It is NOT true that experts deal with new events as new problems. In fact, the opposite is true in the sense that experts employ their prior knowledge to come up with efficient solutions to new problems. They also make good use of students’ wrong answers, are reflective about decisions, and have different ways of understanding the subject matter.

Page Ref: 9

Skill:  Understanding

P:  .73

D:  .21

2) According to James Popham, the law No Child Left Behind

  1. A) will not affect teachers in secondary education schools.
  2. B) will shorted the length of the school year.
  3. C) will affect the lives of teachers every day.
  4. D) relates to only teachers who teach in rural areas.
  5. E) will go into effect after January 2009.

Answer:  C

Explanation:  C) By the end of the 2005-2006 school year, all teachers must have core academic subjects and be “highly qualified.”  The NCLBA will affect the lives of teachers everyday.

Page Ref: 6

Skill:  Understanding

3) The concerns of educational psychology are distinctive in that they

  1. A) are limited to the classroom.
  2. B) do not overlap those of other fields of study.
  3. C) have no place in the laboratory.
  4. D) relate to improving learning and instruction.

Answer:  D

Explanation:  D) The concerns of educational psychology relate to improving learning and instruction. To achieve this objective, educational psychologists draw from other disciplines (e.g., psychology and sociology) and conduct research in both the classroom and the laboratory.

Page Ref: 10

Skill:  Understanding

P:  .83

D:  .16

4) Use of the “common sense” approach to teaching is viewed by educational psychologists as

  1. A) appropriate in most circumstances.
  2. B) inappropriate unless supported by research.
  3. C) more reliable than scientific judgments.
  4. D) the main factor that differentiates experts from novices.

Answer:  B

Explanation:  B) Educational psychologists view the “common sense” approach to teaching as inappropriate or potentially misleading unless supported by research. As illustrated by the examples in the textbook, common sense ideas often do not work in the expected manner when applied in classrooms.

Page Ref: 10-11

Skill:  Understanding

P:  .69

D:  .38

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