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Educational Psychology Test 1 Answers

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The primary goal of ed psych is to_____
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improve education
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This is divided into two major areas…
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the teacher and the learner
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Two words college students should remove from their vocabulary
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“like” and “feel”
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A better term than hypocrite is the need for a teacher to become… (what Reagan, John Paul and teachers have in common)
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actors
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Thomas is an educational role model because… (related to Kress’ teaching philosophy)
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Thomas “questioned” and then he “waited”
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Jesus’ two-fold instructions to his disciples, the part that needs more work is…
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“wise as serpents, harmless as doves” The part of the equation that needs more work is “wise as serpents”
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The greatest temptation of a teacher is the desire to be____
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liked
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Two main ways teacher nervousness manifests
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In the voice and hands
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The three “C”s of teaching are…
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Content, Connection and Control
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Disequilibrium leads to learning. CSL indicates that “God___ to us in our joys, but ____ to us in our pain
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whispers, shouts
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The main feature in the “student from hell”
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fear
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Teachers should seek to become elite, but not _____; and the difference between the two is _____.
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elitist, attitude
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Three groups the teacher should befriend on staff…
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Secretary, custodian and IT person
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The role of a teachers is divided into the ___ and the ____ of teaching.
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art (90% personal authority) science (10% positional power)
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Francis Collins
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“The Language of God”
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Malcolm Gladwell
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“Thin Slicing”
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Mike Yaconelli
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“Dangerous Wonder”
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Parker Palmer
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“The Courage to Teach”
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C.S. Lewis
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“The Weight of Glory”
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Frank Gabeline
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“The Snobbery of the Banal”
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Shakespeare
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“The wise man knows himself to be a fool…”
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Diane Ravitch
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“Beware the lure of the royal road to learning”
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Caravaggio
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painting “The Incredulity of Thomas”
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The Snobbery of the Banal
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When a group of people are content with mediocracy. They see good music as high brow and prefer book of sentiment that are not challenging. It is the job of a teacher to differentiate between what we like and what is good.
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The Messiah Complex
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Occurs when a teacher believes that they will be successful with every student
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Road Construction
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We must prepare students for the road ahead, which means creating challenges for them to learn from. However parents expect us to clear the road for students
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Teacher in the Dock
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Similar to CSL’s essay “God in the Dock” teachers are expected to answer for students performance instead of the student. This is based on the idea that if we want people to believe , we have to show them.
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Capacity vs. Potential
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Capacity is how much one can do with desire and talent. Everyone has a different level of capacity. Potential is unfulfilled ability, and we should not use this word when talking about students.
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The quote that bridges the gap between a teacher and facilitator
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“Don’t allow students wall in a pool of their own ignorance”
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Authoritative vs. Authoritarian
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Authoritative is how you present yourself in a room that gives you control and authority-voice, style, connection. Authoritarian relies on the power of their position only.
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What is to be learned from the Jeff Woods story
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Expectations- If you’re not being pushed, you won’t see playing time. You must show strength to be pushed.
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Rita’s education was not to prepare for a vocation. Explain what education should be if it is not vocational.
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Education should be about personal growth. If your education does not change you then it is no good. If we know who we are, we are better teachers and we have style.
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Comment on the implications of Rita and the songs sung in a pub and how that relates to you as a student.
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We as students must learn to sing a better songs opposed to a different song. The better song means personal growth and learning who we are while a different song only implies linear change and no growth.
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Identify Peter’s mistake on the Mount of Transfiguration and explain how it relates to you as a student and your future students.
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Matthew 17:4 Peter wanted to stay comfortable, and salvation would not have occurred. As a student and future teacher, this means we cannot be stagnant and comfortable because we will not grow or be able to educate students.
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* Replicate the talent graph with the four implications and caveat, N/N problem and an offensive illustration.
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Indicate your understanding of Dr. Kress’ philosophy of Christian Education by identifying and explaining the OT verse and the NT apostle
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Jeremiah 12:5 is about preparation. We must prepare as if Jesus will not come back for another 2000 years, but we must live like He will return tomorrow The Apostle Thomas Thomas questioned and then he waited. We must learn to question. Thomas’ question brought centrality to Jesus’ narrative and realized the reality of salvation.
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Jean Piaget’s four basic assumptions about learners. Identify and thoroughly explain the third assumption.
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1. Children are active and eager to learn 2. Children create and construct through experience. 3. They learn by assimilation and accommodation -assimilation- simple learning, adding new bits of info -accomidation-complex learning, rewriting old info and making room for new. What do we do with new info? -we reject it outright -we make new info to fit old beliefs -we accept the new info and reject the old The 3 filters for new info Open- accept all new info, no consistency, constant growth , but we become who we’re with Closed- Consistency, but no growth Thomas Filter- sorts and weighs new information to combine it with the old. 4. Children learn through disequilibrium- they must be pushed out of their comfort zone to learn.