ETHIOPIAN INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL – RIYADH

PEDAGOGY ENTRANCE EXAM FOR ALL CANDIDATES / SEP 2006

Professional Knowledge – Curriculum & Pedagogy Review Test Code: ________________________________________ Date: _______________ PART I True/False 24 Points

DIRECTION: READ EACH OF THE FOLLOWING SENTENCES AND CIRCLE “T” OR “F” FOR TRUE OR FALSE SENTENCES RESPECTIVELY 1. T F A teacher who has lessons that are prepared well is likely to have fewer classroom discipline problems than is a teacher whose lessons are inadequately prepared. 2. T F Learning objectives are different from learning goals in depth. 3. T F When planning a course, the teacher should consider the stated philosophy, aims, and goals of the school. 4. T F Not all topics taught are suitable for direct learning experiences 5. T F Concrete experiences are more appropriate for teaching elementary school students than for teaching middle school or high school students. 6. T 7. T 8. T 9. T F A test item has reliability if it measures that which it is intended to measure. F A reliable test item is not necessarily valid. F Teachers of secondary grades level do not need to have detailed written lesson plans. F Simulations link the cognitive with the affective domain learning objectives.

10. T F It is impossible to cater individual differences among slow learners and special needs students by a single teacher in same classroom instruction. 11. T F The educational value of using cooperative learning methods needs to balanced with the value of competitive learning methods. 12. T F Homework can be most effective when it is given and checked by an other person other than the teacher of that subject.

Pedagogy Exam (Professional Knowledge)

ETHIOPIAN INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL – RIYADH

PEDAGOGY ENTRANCE EXAM FOR ALL CANDIDATES / SEP 2006

PART II

Multiple Choice

36 Points

DIRECTION: READ EACH OF THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS AND CIRCLE THE LETTER OF YOU CHOICE. 13. A lesson set induction is a. Unimportant b. How a lesson is closed c. How the lesson is introduced d. Whether the lesson is in the teacher’s head or written on paper 14. Which set of words is asking students to apply information in a new situation? a. Build, evaluate b. Define, analyze c. Count, describe d. Classify, compare 15. Which set of words is asking children to process information? a. Identify, list b. Apply, complete c. Analyze, compare d. Predict, hypothesize 16. The degree to which a test measures what it is intended to measure is its a. Validity b. Reliability c. Homogeneity d. Central tendency 17. All students can attain a perfect score if they have mastered the objectives the lessons equally, and the type of the test is ……….. . a. Criterion-referenced test b. Norm-referenced test c. Aptitude test d. General knowledge test 18. Credentialed teachers are periodically observed and reviewed by supervisors a. To improve the teaching learning process b. For decisions regarding tenure c. For decisions regarding retention d. All of the above are true 19. Which one of the following is an issue for public schools today that was not an issue twenty years ago? a. Teacher salaries b. Drugs and gangs c. Classroom discipline
Pedagogy Exam (Professional Knowledge)

ETHIOPIAN INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL – RIYADH

PEDAGOGY ENTRANCE EXAM FOR ALL CANDIDATES / SEP 2006

d. Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome

20. Which one of the following teacher characteristics is least typical of a teacher using a facilitating style? a. Indirect b. Reflective c. Judgmental d. Democratic 21. For an understanding of mastery learning, which of the following is a false statement? a. Most learning is sequential and linear b. Mastery of content is not possible for all students to achieve c. Teaching and ability grouping is inconsistent with mastery learning d. Most learning outcomes can be specified in terms of observable and measurable behaviors. 22. Which type of question would be best to use as a set introduction for a new topic? a. A low order question b. A close-ended question c. A question that calls for convergent thinking d. A question that calls for divergent thinking 23. ___ assessment is the type of assessment that should be found throughout an entire unit of study. a. Summative b. Formative c. Diagnostic d. Evaluative

24. A heterogeneous group of three to six children working together in support of their learning is called: a. Mastery learning b. An authentic learning group c. A cooperative learning group d. A think-pair-share learning group

Pedagogy Exam (Professional Knowledge)

ETHIOPIAN INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL – RIYADH

PEDAGOGY ENTRANCE EXAM FOR ALL CANDIDATES / SEP 2006

PART III

OPEN ENDED QUESTIONS

DIRECTION: WRITE AND EXPLAIN EACH OF THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS 24 Points 25. List any four types of models of instruction and compare & contrast among them

26. What does "least restrictive learning environment" mean? Explain.

27. List and describe any four components of a professional lesson plan.

Pedagogy Exam (Professional Knowledge)

ETHIOPIAN INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL – RIYADH

PEDAGOGY ENTRANCE EXAM FOR ALL CANDIDATES / SEP 2006

28. What is the difference between a recall question and an application question in terms of student’s behavior?

29. What is the difference between intrinsic and extrinsic motivation, and which of them has long lasting positive effects on students’ performance?

30. Describe at least 3 important components that you as a teacher must provide for your students to be successful in doing cooperative learning activities.

Pedagogy Exam (Professional Knowledge)

ETHIOPIAN INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL – RIYADH

PEDAGOGY ENTRANCE EXAM FOR ALL CANDIDATES / SEP 2006

31. What are some of the characteristics of Child Centered Learning methods?

32.

Select your own lesson topic, objectives clearly, and prepare a sample of a professional daily lesson plan that covers 40 minutes and shows all the major components of your lesson. (10 points)

THE END Ethiopian International School – Riyadh, Sep 2006

Pedagogy Exam (Professional Knowledge)

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