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► TEACHING APTITUDE - DISCUSSION

NOUFAL PALATHINGAL

01. The teacher has been glorified by the phrase “friend, philosopher and guide” because

a) he has to play all these vital roles in context of the society

b) he transfuses the high values of the humanity into young ones sitting in the class room

c) he is the great reformer and patriotic savior of the nation

d) all the above statements are true

02. Which of the following do you consider to be the most important function of a good

teacher?

a) prepare the pupils for the examination and enable them to score high marks

b) make the class interesting to all the pupils

c) help the pupils understand the learning materials clearly

d) develop in the pupils the motivation and ability to learn by themselves

03. One of your colleagues requests you to do a favour while evaluating a student. What

would you do in this situation?

a) oblige but advice him not to repeat it b) scold him and deny the request

c) pretend to oblige but do not do any favour d) evaluate the answer book objectively

04. Because of an emotional outburst, you severely punish a student of your class. Later you

feel that it was unwarranted. The students start an agitation against your action. How

will you react?

a) stick to your original stand and with the help of your colleagues face the agitation

b) seek the help of the student leaders to withdraw students from agitation

c) tell your students that you are sorry for the incident and request them to forget it and

co-operate

d) request the parents of the leaders of the agitation to persuade their children to withdraw the

agitation

05. The curriculum in your subject is revised and you find that there are a number of topics

with which you are not familiar. What will be your reaction?

a) tell your principal that you cannot handle the paper effectively

b) tell your pupils to learn these topics from some other source

c) reproduce the textual material in the class and try to explain

d) master the topics by self study before presenting it


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06. Your students come to you for help in organising a project not directly connected with

your teaching work. What will be your response?

a) deny help outright telling them that it is none of your concern

b) enquire about the details and give guidance in case you really appreciate the venture

c) give unconditional encouragement and work with them

d) ask them to meet somebody who is directly connected with it

07. While doing invigilation work in the public examination, you notice one of your students

engaging in malpractice. What will you do?

a) pretend that you have not seen it

b) by gestures make him understand that you have noticed it

c) report the incident to the chief with proof

d) threaten the student that you will report to the chief

08. You find that many of your students have difficulties with a topic you have taught. What

will you do?

a) teach the topic as a whole once again

b) ask them to read the text book several times

c) diagnose the difficulties and provide remedial steps

d) give questions on the topic and dictate answers

09. You want to motivate your pupils to work harder. Which of the following steps do you

think will be the most effective?

a) exhibit graphs of the results of continuous evaluation and appreciate even the little progress

made by any

b) exhibit graphs of the results of continuous evaluation and make special mention of those who do not

show progress

c) highlight the failure of low achievers by contrasting it with the success of high achievers

d) report cases of low achievement to the parents concerned

10. A student is found to frequently ask doubts on what you teach. What step will you take?

a) ask him abruptly not to disturb the class

b) snub him by passing humorous comments

c) encourage his colleagues to clear his doubts in the class itself

d) once again teach the whole portion to the class

11. You come to know that the students of one of your classes have represented to the

principal that another teacher may be allotted to them in your place. What will be your

reaction?

a) scold the students for doing this and tell the principal that you would get offended

b) plead to the students to withdraw the representation

c) neglect the news and continue with your routine

d) try hard to improve the quality of your teaching


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12. The most important task to be accomplished by a teacher is

a) to maintain discipline in the class b) to make students prepare the assignments

c) to conduct examination and to give feed back d) to develop the skill of learning how to learn

13. A pupil facing a problem asks the teacher „what shall I do‟. The teacher should

a) provide the pupil with a course of action after considering his abilities

b) tell the pupil what he would do if he were in the pupils place

c) ask the pupil to get the advice of his parents

d) have an intimate discussion with the pupil and provide insight to enable the child to take a

decision

14. A colleague who over hears you committing a mistake while teaching in your class points

out this to you. How will you react?

a) tell him that you have never committed any mistake

b) discuss with him and if convinced thank him and correct it in the next class

c) warn him against interfering in such matters

d) request him not to tell it to anybody else

15. While planning education for development, which of the following characteristics will you

stress?

a) all-round development of the individual b) sustainable development

c) development transferable to all walks of life d) all the three above

16. Which of the following, in your opinion, is the best strategy to create and sustain

motivation to learn?

a) ensure that at each stage in the development of a lesson every student has a significant role to play

b) go on asking thought provoking questions based on the learning material

c) frequently tell humorous and interesting jokes while presenting the learning material

d) profusely appreciate those students who answer the questions correctly

17. As a teacher what will you do when majority of students are not attending the class?

a) adopt some interesting methods of teaching

b) advice the students to be more attentive

c) suspend the classes till the students are ready to learn

d) trace the reason and try to remove it

18. Quite often a boy is found to raise intelligent doubts in the class while you are teaching.

What will be your reaction?

a) discourage him by making fun of him in the open class

b) ask him not to make disturbance while teaching

c) make use of his doubts to make the class more dynamic

d) ask him to meet you in private and get the doubts cleared
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19. A student is found to be always absent minded in classes. What course of action would

you take?

a) ask him questions quite frequently

b) inform the parents and ask them to do something positive

c) occasionally have free talks with him and identify the reason behind the behaviour

d) bring this to the notice of his mates and ask them to encourage him

20. Good teaching results from

a) sincerity and devotion of the teacher to the profession

b) high academic qualifications of the teacher

c) principal’s powerful leadership in the school

d) high level scholarship of the teacher

21. On matters of knowledge a teacher should consider himself as

a) the final authority b) open minded and radical

c) one who maintains status-quo d) a fairly knowledgeable person

22. Which of the following types of teachers will be effective in the profession?

a) one who teaches regularly and takes laissez-faire attitude to the reactions of students

b) one who comes punctually to the class and teaches all the portions covering the syllabus

c) one who is an idealist and tries to develop value system among students to learn

d) one who knows his subject well and motivates to learn

23. Which among the following do you think adds, most to a teacher‟s efficiency?

a) genuine interest in teaching b) mastery over the subject

c) proficiency in language d) communication skill

24. A teacher has essentially to be

a) a strict disciplinarian b) a continuous learner of his subject

c) authoritarian in communication d) laissez-faire in his attitude

25. If a teacher has to establish his/her credibility in evaluating answer scripts he/she must

be

a) scholarly b) strict

c) objective d) lenient

26. When the students do not show any signs of understanding what should be your

reaction?

a) feel pity for their incompetency b) repeat the explanation once again

c) try to simplify matters for their understanding

d) consider the material to be too difficult for their level

27. A teacher‟s failure in maintaining discipline can be attributed to the lack of

a) knowledge of his subject b) a constructive plan of goal-oriented action

c) knowledge of educational psychology d) social status enjoyed by him


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28. Suppose you are an ambitious teacher. You have high ideals for classroom teaching but

your hard labour goes in vain because the students‟ result is not satisfactory. The reason

of this problem is

a) downfall in the educational level of the students

b) your egoistic teaching behaviour beyond student’s own level

c) individual differences among the students

d) the teaching has no access to students

29. When you make a mistake while teaching in the class and your students points it out

sharply, then what will you do?

a) you break all the limits of anger b) you feel sorry for committing a blunder

c) you scold the child and angrily resist him d) you leave the class for a week

30. If students alleged you for making favouritism in evaluation, how can you deal with this

problem?

a) giving threat to fail them

b) making efforts to reveal the position fairly

c) adopting punitive measures

d) showing the student’s answer-books in order to satisfy them

31. To make one‟s teaching more effective, one should depend most on his

a) knowledge b) feedback

c) teaching aids d) management

32. A serious minded teacher as a rule

a) never allows any mistakes on the part of his students

b) allows the mistakes to be committed and explains how to minimise those mistakes

c) takes all precautions so that the students never commit mistakes

d) should mildly punish the students who commit mistakes

33. Teachers who are enthusiastic in the class room teaching

a) often lack proficiency in the subjects which stays hidden under their enthusiasm

b) simply dramatise to hold the students attention

c) involve their students in the teaching-learning process

d) all of the above

34. A university teacher should normally

a) be preoccupied with sensitive research areas

b) publish annually at least two scholarly research articles

c) strike a balance between teaching, research and guidance

d) concentrate on writing books

35. An ideal situation in a class room would be where

1) a teacher comes fully prepared to deliver his lecture

2) students come fully prepared and discuss the subject with each other in the teacher’s presence
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3) teachers and students discuss the subject

4) the teacher uses audio-visual aids while lecturing

a) 1&3 b) only 2 c) 3&4 d) only 4

36. A college teacher will really help the students when he

a) dictates notes in the class b) is objective in his evaluation

c) encourages the students to ask questions d) covers the entire syllabus in the class room

37. Which is the most desirable outcome of teaching in higher education?

a) increase in students’ achievement

b) higher percentage of the result

c) increase in the number of students who opt for the subject

d) increase in the level of independent thinking of the students

38. One‟s attitude towards knowledge should be

a) To accept what is proved by science on the basis of empirical evidence

b) to accept as final truth

c) to accept believing in the scope for improvement

d) not to accept anything that is not personally verified

39. One can be a good teacher, if he

a) knows his subject b) knows how to control the students

c) has good expression d) has genuine interest in teaching

40. Effective teaching, by and large is a function of

a) teacher’s scholarship

b) teacher’s honesty

c) teacher’s making students learn and understand

d) teacher’s liking for the job of teaching

41. A new teacher to start with, will have to

a) enforce discipline in the class b) cut jokes with the students

c) tell the students about his qualifications d) establish rapport with the students

42. An effective teacher will ensure

a) competition among the students

b) co-operation among the students

c) competition or co-operation as the situation demands

d) a laissez-faire attitude

43. The essential role of the teacher in a class room is to

1) give information 2) motivate the students to learn

3) develop learning competencies 4) prepare them for writing answers

a) 1&2 b) 1&3 c) 2&3 d) 3&4

44. If students do not understand what is taught in the class room, the teacher should feel

a) terribly bored b) pity for the students


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c) that he is wasting time d) to explain it in a different way

45. I like teaching because it is

a) the most peaceful job

b) the most lucrative job because of better salary

c) the most challenging job

d) the last resort of least competent persons

46. A good teacher is the one who

a) knows his subject b) knows how to control the students

c) is friendly with the students d) teaches well

47. Which is most desirable?

a) the teacher should speak clearly and loudly

b) the teacher should be regular in taking classes

c) the teacher should explain as simply as possible difficult aspects of the subject-matter

d) the teacher should cover all the topics prescribed in the syllabus

48. A competent teacher is the one

a) who produces cent percent result

b) who can publish papers in reputed journals

c) who can maintain strict discipline in the class room

d) who can create interest in the subject amongst the students

49. The best way to react to the wrong answer given by a student is

a) to scold him for not having learnt the lesson

b) to explain why the answer is wrong

c) to ask another student to give the correct answer

d) to ignore the wrong answer and pass on to the next question

50. When a student asks a question to which the teacher has no direct, correct answer, he

should

a) give some vague answer and satisfy the student

b) tell the student not to ask such irrelevant questions

c) tell the student that he would give the correct answer later by referring the materials

d) ask the student to find out the answer himself






► THANK YOU & BEST OF LUCK

NOUFAL PALATHINGAL
Lecturer in Economics, Government Sanskrit College, Pattambi. Phone: 9446876677.