Child Development and Pedagogy Questions Set

Q1. Genetic epistemology is:
(a) A study of origin of knowledge
(b) A discipline established by Sigmund Freud (Exam Date : 05.08.2019)
(c) A study of heredity
(d) A study of human genes and hormones
Ans: (a)

Q2. A teacher, in a question paper, provides clue words in order to complete an incomplete story. This approach to teaching-learning is called:
(a) Situated learning (b) Scaffolding
(c) Metacognition (d) Defence mechanism
Ans: (b)

Q3. Which of the following is not an area of learning?
(a) Knowledge (b) Concepts
(c) Memory (d) Skills
Ans: (c)

Q4. “Spelling bee” is a formalised game of memory. Which form of learning does it involve?
(a) Rote-learning (b) Deferred imitation
(c) Operative learning (d) Figurative learning
Ans: (a)

Q5. Knowledge of which factor helps a teacher to know the growth and development of her students better?
(a) Heredity (b) IQ level
(c) Physical appearance (d) Progress card
Ans: (d)

Q6. Read the following statements and identify the correct one:
(I) Identical twins are monozygotic and have same sex. (II) Fraternal twins can be same or opposite sex and their genes are as different as any other brother and sister.
(a) (I) correct and (II) wrong
(b) (I) wrong and (II) correct
(c) Both (I) and (II) correct
(d) Both (I) and (II) wrong
Ans: (c)

Q7. Which of the following is not a characteristic of Charles Cooley’s looking glass self theory?
(a) It portrays that human mind is social
(b) It assigns an active role to an individual who perceives what others think of him/her
(c) It advocates interactionist perspective
(d) It believes that parents play an important role in child’s personality development
Ans: (d)

Q8. Which of the following is not a learning domain of Bloom’s Taxanomy?
(a) Psychomotor domain
(b) Affective domain
(c) Cognitive domain
(d) Pre-operational domain
Ans: (d)

Q9. A teacher spotted a child with SEN (Special Education Need) in her class not singing along with other children. She asked the student to stand along with her and sing, while she motivated her. This is an example of what form of education system?
(a) Integrated education
(b) Inclusion education
(c) Mainstream education
(d) Conventional education
Ans: (b)

Q10. Who is not a ‘diverse learner’ in an inclusive classroom?
(a) Person with disabilities
(b) Person with different languages and cultures
(c) Person with different kind of food items in the lunchbox
(d) Person with different interests and ways of learning
Ans: (c)

Q11. Which of the following is not a committee/policy created around inclusive education in India?
(a) Integrated Education for Disabled Children (IEDC)
(b) Kothari Commission
(c) Saakshar Bharat
(d) Mandal Commission
Ans: (c)

Q12. How could a teacher hold the attention of a slow learner?
(a) By using the technique of motivational dynamism
(b) By making him sit in the front row so that he can easily copy from the board
(c) By making him sit with an intelligent student
(d) By providing hand-written notes
Ans: (a)

Q13. What strategy should a teacher follow to promote gender sensitisation in classroom?
(a) To select students for class activities that defies their gender
(b) A teacher can encourage educational activities for children to inculcate moral values and respect for each other irrespective of caste, gender and religion
(c) By allowing girls to come in school pants rather than skirts
(d) Organising a play where boys play female character and girls play male characters
Ans: (b)

Q14. Which of the following statements is not correct of Autism?
(a) Autistic child has over-exaggerated concern with oneself and little for the environment or for others
(b) People with Autism are intellectually disabled
(c) It is a developmental disorder characterised by severe deficits in social interaction and communication
(d) It is first described by Swiss psychiatrist, Paul Bleuler
Ans: (b)

Q15. ‘I started education programmes for disadvantaged children in Rome. I introduced the concept of ‘prepared environment’ for classroom teaching. I advocate teacher as an observer (who learns a lot from child) in the classroom teaching.’ Who am I?
(a) Friedrich Froebel (b) Maria Montessori
(c) Heinrich Pestalozzi (d) Rousseau
Ans: (b)

Q16. Effetive learning is feasible only:
(a) When teaching is based soundly on the best available understanding of the processes of effective learning and the teacher establishes a purposeful and safe learning environment conductive to learning.
(b) When teaching-learning is done only using ICT tools of teaching
(c) When teacher provides all written notes in the class
(d) When teacher speaks in fluent English
Ans: (a)

Q17. Who introduced the term ‘behaviourism’ in the realm of psychological theory of learning?
(a) John B. Watson (b) Heinrich Pestalozzi
(c) Howard Gardner’s (d) Jean Piaget
Ans: (a)

Q18. Rewarding only the ‘best’ student in the class is not considered to be a satisfactory approach. Which of the following reasons do not support the above statement?
(a) It can engender feelings of unfairness or competition among the less able and lower attaining children
(b) Rewarding such children will make them more intelligent and smart
(c) Rewards do not always lead to higher quality work
(d) Rewarding children who are already well motivated may lead to a loss of interest in the subject
Ans: (b)

Q19. Which of the following is not correct of integrated learning system (ILS)?
(a) It is computer based system for teaching
(b) It includes a number of management tools for assessment and record keeping
(c) It operates like Skinner’s behaviourist ‘programmed learning’ theory
(d) It is a game app for SNE (Special Need for Education) children
Ans: (d)

Q20. A student does not finish his homework on time, talks throughout the entire classroom teaching and hits other children. What kind of behaviour is expected from a teacher in such situation, which leaves a stronger and longer effect on the student?
(a) Positive Reinforcement
(b) Negative Reinforcement
(c) Corporal punishment
(d) Avoidance
Ans: (a)

Q21. An English and a social studies teacher gave a common project on the topic, History of Indian Partition, as depicted in novel Train to Pakistan and in history textbook as a part of internal assessment. This new approach for assessment in classroom promotes:
(a) Integrated Education
(b) Traditional Education
(c) Inclusive Education
(d) Formal Education
Ans: (a)

Q22. What among the following is not expected from a teacher?
(a) Master her subject
(b) Encourage students to become life-long learners
(c) Give good marks to her students
(d) Develop new teaching practices and techniques
Ans: (c)

Q23. Which one of the following is not correct of CCE (Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation)?
(a) It makes teaching-learning more child centric
(b) CCE was introduced to get away with examcentric approach of evaluation
(c) It focuses on a holistic development of child’s personality
(d) It makes students life stress and exam free
Ans: (d)

Q24. As per Right to Education Act, 2005, what is the total number of working hours per week, including the preparation hours, for a teacher at primary level of school education?
(a) 25 hours/week
(b) 35 hours/week
(c) 45 hours/week
(d) 55 hours/week
Ans: (c)

Q25. Which among the following is not correct of National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) in India?
(a) It is the apex body for curriculum-related matters for school education in India
(b) Provides academic support and technical assistance in improving the quality of education in India
(c) It is the academic adviser to the Finance Ministry of the Government of India
(d) It conducts and promotes educational research
Ans: (c)

Q26. Read the following statements and mark the correct answer:
(I) Assessment: Collecting information on the learners’ learning using a variety of procedures (II) Evaluation: Making judgments on the basis of information collected
(a) (I) correct, (II) wrong
(b) (I) wrong, (II) correct
(c) Both (I) and (II) correct
(d) Both (I) and (II) wrong
Ans: (c)

Q27. Which is true in case of semantic Memory?
(a) Memory necessary for the use of mathematical formula
(b) Memory necessary for the use of language
(c) Memory necessary for the use of space relation
(d) None of these
Ans: (a)

Q28. Which one of the following is not a psychological process of modelling?
(a) Attention, recognition, identification
(b) Reproduction, retention, internalisation
(c) Reinfocement, recognition, attention
(d) Retention, verification, internalisation
Ans: (a)

Q29. Which is not found in the symptoms of emotional disturbances of adolescents?
(a) Nail-Biting
(b) Thumb-sucking
(c) Wearing well-fitted dress
(d) Pulling the hair
Ans: (c)

Q30. Which of the following is not true for a constructivist teacher?
(a) Sets up problems and monitors students’ exploration
(b) Does not discourage students to develop understanding
(c) Hardly creates a context for learning
(d) Allows multiple interpretations of learning
Ans: (c)

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