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ProfEd Questions 3

Professional Education Part 3

1. Which group of philosophers maintain that truth exists in an objective order that is independent of the knower?
a. Idealists
b. Pragmatists
c. Existentialists
d. Realists

2. Which describes norm-reference grading?
a. The performance of the group
b. What constitutes a perfect score
c. The student’s past performance
d. An absolute standard

3. I combined several subject areas in order to focus on a single concept for inter-disciplinary teaching. Which strategy/method did I use?
a. Problem-centered learning
b. Thematic instruction
c. Reading-writing activity
d. Unit method

4. For which may you use the direct instruction method?
a. Become aware of the pollutants around us.
b. Appreciate Milton’s Paradise Lost.
c. Use a microscope properly.
d. Construction of interrogative sentences.

5. Standard Deviation is to Variability as Mode is to ______________.
a. Level of difficulty
b. Discrimination
c. Central tendency
d. Correlation

6. Teacher B is a teacher of English as Second Language. She uses vocabulary cards, fill-in-the-blank sentences, dictation and writing exercises in teaching a lesson about grocery shopping. Based on this information, which of the following is a valid conclusion?
a. The teacher is reinforcing learning by giving the same information in a variety of methods.
b. The teacher is applying Bloom’s hierarchy of cognitive learning.
c. The teacher wants to do less talk.
d. The teacher is emphasizing listening and speaking skills.

7. The current emphasis on the development of critical thinking by the use of philosophic methods that emphasizes debate and discussion began with:
a. Aristotle
b. Socrates
c. Confucius
d. Plato

8. Which graphic organizers are used to show event in chronological order?
a. Timeline and story map
b. Series of events chart and story map
c. Timeline and series of events
d. Timeline and cycle

9. The state shall protect and promote the right of all citizens to quality education at all levels. Which government program is in support of this?
a. Exclusion of children with special needs from the formal system
b. Free elementary and secondary education
c. Deregulated tuition fee hike
d. Re-introduction of the NEAT and NSAT

10. Jenna does not enjoy writing but cannot escape from it. She has to finish it in order to graduate. Aileen on the other hand, has always liked to write. She really likes to become a better writer because she wants to be a journalist someday. Who is likely to be more focused on the writing activity and why?
a. Aileen, because she is intrinsically motivated.
b. Jenna, because she is extrinsically motivated.
c. Both, because they are both motivated anyway.
d. It cannot be determined, motivation fluctuates.

11. “Specialization is knowing more and more about less and less. Then it is better to be a generalist,” claims Teacher F. On which philosophy does Teacher F learn?
a. Essentialism
b. Progressivism
c. Perennialism
d. Existentialism

12. Which apply/applies to intrinsically motivated learners?
I. Tackles assigned task willing
II. Eager to learn classroom materials
III. Engaged in meaningful learning
a. I, II, and III
b. I and III
c. I and II
d. II and III

13. Complete the analogy – Spartan Education: Military training as Athenian Education: ______________.
a. Religious training
b. Training of mind and body
c. Intellectual training
d. Vocational training

14. What is being employed if a class was having a discussion on the topic “Proper Behavior in a Party”?
a. Socialization
b. Aesthetics
c. Axiology
d. Ethics

15. What would be the belief of a perennialist about education?
a. Preparation of life
b. Life itself
c. Development
d. Changeable

16. What is/are more likely to happen when a student gets extrinsically motivated?
I. Tend to process information superficially.
II. Tend to be content with meeting minimum requirements
III. Achieve at high level
a. I and II
b. II only
c. I and III
d. I only

17. Which objective in the affective domain is in the lowest level?
a. To accumulate examples of authenticity.
b. To support viewpoints against abortion.
c. To respond positively to a comment.
d. To formulate criteria for honesty.

18. Educational development in the world had its breakthrough as the first system of writing has been writing has been discovered in Sumer. What do you call this type of writing that used wedge-shaped symbols to convey information?
a. Calligraphy
b. Cuneiform
c. Hieroglyphics
d. Sanskrit

19. Which among the following objectives in the psychomotor domain is highest in level?
a. To distinguish distant and close sound.
b. To contract a muscle.
c. To run a 100-meter dash.
d. To dance the basic steps of the waltz.

20. What did the Americans teach the Filipinos, that the Spaniards did NOT?
a. Their language
b. Their art
c. Their government
d. Their religion

21. Who were the Thomasites?
a. The soldiers who doubted the success of the public educational system to be set in the Philippines.
b. The first American teacher recruits to help establish the public educational system in the Philippines.
c. The first religious group who came in the Philippines on board USS Thomas.
d. The devotees to St. Thomas Aquinas who came to evangelized.

22. The use of drills in the classroom is rooted on Thorndike’s law of ______________.
a. Readiness
b. Effect
c. Exercise
d. Belongingness

23. The mode of a score distribution is 25. This means that:
a. There is no score of25.
b. Twenty-five is the score that occurs most.
c. Twenty-five is the average of the score distribution.
d. Twenty-five is the score that occurs least.

24. Were teachers in the Philippines required of a professional license since the establishment of the Philippine Educational System?
a. No, it was only with the effectivity of RA 7836 that a professional license was required.
b. Yes, except for the Thomasites.
c. No, but the equivalent of a license required was certificate in teaching.
d. Yes, it was required since the Americans established the educational system in the country.

25. The right hemisphere of the brain is involved with the following functions EXCEPT:
a. Non-verbal functions
b. Visual functions
c. Intuitive functions
d. Detail-oriented functions

26. In planning for instruction, can a teacher being with an assessment?
a. Yes, determine entry knowledge or skill.
b. Yes, to make the class pay attention.
c. No, assessment is only at the end of a lesson.
d. No, it may discourage and scare the learners.

27. Who is more likely to advise you to modify your classroom environment in such a way that your pupils will be motivated to learn?
a. The cognitivist
b. The humanist
c. The behaviorist
d. The social-cognitivist

28. The use of varied teaching and testing strategies on account of student’s multiple intelligences is in with the thoughts of ______________.
a. Daniel Goleman
b. Jean Piaget
c. Benjamin Bloom
d. Howard Gardner

29. Which is a sound classroom management practice?
a. Avoid establishing routines.
b. Establish routines for all daily needs and tasks.
c. Apply rules and policies on a case to case basis.
d. Apply reactive approach to discipline.

30. Student Z does not study at all but when the Licensure Examination for Teachers (LET) comes, before he takes the LET, he spends one hour or more praying for a miracle to pass the exam. Which attitude towards religion or God is displayed?
a. Religion as fake
b. Religion as magic
c. Religion as authentic
d. Religion as real

31. A negative discrimination index means that______________.
a. The test item has low reliability
b. The test item could not discriminate between the lower and upper groups.
c. More from the lower group answered the test item correctly.
d. More from the upper group got the item correctly.

32. What does the principle of individual differences require teachers to do?
a. Give less attention to gifted learners.
b. Provide for a variety of learning activities.
c. Treat all learners alive while teaching.
d. Prepare modules for slow learners in class.

33. For holistic learning, it is urgent to utilize both sides of the brain – the affective as well as the cognitive, the logical along with the ______________.
a. Rational
b. Behavioral
c. Musical
d. Intuitive

34. Helping in the development of graduates who are maka-Diyos is an influence of:
a. Naturalistic morality
b. Classical Christian morality
c. Situational morality
d. Dialectical morality

35. I make full use of the question and answer as a model for discussion. From whom is this question and answer method?
a. Kant
b. Socrates
c. Aristotle
d. Plato

36. After reading and paraphrasing Robert Frost’s “Stopping by the Wood on Snowy Evening”, Mr. Marquez asked the class to share any insight derived from the poem. In which domain in Bloom’s taxonomy of objectives is the term “paraphrase”?
a. Analysis
b. Application
c. Comprehension
d. Synthesis

37. “The learner is product of his environment. Sometimes, he has no choice. He is determined by his environment.” Whose philosophical concept is that of?
a. Rationalist’s
b. Behaviorist’s
c. Existentialist’s
d. Progressivist’s

38. What is the Teacher’s Professionalism Act?
a. RA 7836
b. RA 4670
c. RA 7722
d. RA 9293

39. Which learning principle is the essence of Gardner’s theory of multiple intelligences?
a. Almost all learners are linguistically intelligent.
b. Intelligence is not measured in one form.
c. Learners have different IQ level.
d. Learners have static IQ.

40. Which is one role of play in the pre-school and early childhood years?
a. Develops competitive spirt.
b. Separates reality from fantasy
c. Increases imagination due to expanding knowledge and emotional range.
d. Develops the upper and lower limbs.

41. In a social studies class, Teacher I presents a morally ambiguous situation and asks his students what they would do. On whose theory is Teacher I’s technique based?
a. Kohlberg
b. Bandura
c. Piaget
d. Bruner

42. John Watson said: “Men are built not born.” What does this statement point to?
a. The ineffectiveness of training on a person’s development.
b. The effect of environmental stimulation om a person’s development.
c. The absence of genetic influence on a person’s development.
d. The effect of heredity.

43. The following are some drill techniques, EXCEPT:
a. Challenging students to be above the level of the class
b. Asking pupils to repeat answers
c. Giving short quiz and having student’s grade papers
d. Assigning exercises from a workbook

44. What should you do if a parent who is concerned about a grade his child received compared to another student’s grade, demands to see both students’ grade?
a. Refuse to show either record.
b. Show only his child’s records.
c. Refuse to show any record without expressing permission from principal.
d. Show both records to him.

45. Principal C shares this thought with his teachers: “Subject matter should help students understand and appreciate themselves as unique individuals who accept complete responsibility for their thoughts, feelings, and actions.” From which philosophy is this thought based?
a. Perennialism
b. Essentialism
c. Existentialism
d. Progressivism

46. Teacher W wants to review and check on the lesson of the previous day. Which one will be most reliable?
a. Having students identify difficult homework problems.
b. Having students correct each other’s work.
c. Sampling the understanding of a few students.
d. Explicitly reviewing the task-relevant information necessary for the day’s lesson.

47. During the Spanish period, what was/were the medium/media of instruction in schools?
a. The vernacular
b. English
c. Spanish
d. Spanish and the vernacular

48. Teacher Cora observes cleanliness and order in her classroom to create a conducive atmosphere for learning. On which theory is her practice based?
a. Psychoanalysis
b. Gestalt psychology
c. Behaviorism
d. Humanistic psychology

49. Which group is more varied? The group with ______________.
a. 90 SD
b. 50 SD
c. 10 SD
d. 75 SD

50. To elicit more student’s response, Teacher G made use of covert responses. Which one did she NOT do?
a. She had the students write their responses privately.
b. She showed the correct answers after the students have written their responses.
c. She had the students write their responses privately then called each of them.
d. She refrained from judging on the student’s responses.

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