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Study Guide Exam 1

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Exam I Study Guide


Chapter 1: Research, Intro to Educational Psychology, Effective Teachers

Characteristics of Effective Teachers

Research (Types, Pros/Cons)


Chapter 2

Piaget’s Stages and important milestones at each stage

Vygotsky’s zone of proximal development, Scaffolding

Collaborative Learning

Nature/Nurture Controversy relative to development

Erikson’s stages and crisis at each stage (specific stages relative to K-12 ages)


Chapter 4: Intelligence, Diversity

Binet’s reasoning for developing IQ tests

How to determine one’s IQ

Gardner’s Multiple Intelligences

Nature/Nurture Controversy Relative to Intelligence

Multicultural Education - What is it? What does it look like in the classroom?

Definition of SES and how it affects academic achievement

Gender Roles - Definition and Socialization of

Androgynous Education - What is it? Pros? Cons? What does it look like in the classroom?

Strategies to eliminate biases in the classroom


Chapter 12: Learners with Exceptionalities

person-first language - what is it? why do we use it?

Types of Disorders/Disabilities and Teaching Strategies (as discussed in class and in text)

Mental Retardation - causes, characteristics, strategies

Least Restrictive Environment - levels, what is goal behind it?

Gifted Children - characteristics, how do we educate them?


Chapter 8, 9: Critical Thinking, Problem-solving, Creativity, Accommodating Instruction

Activities that Foster Critical Thinking, Creativity, Problem-Solving, Decision-Making

What is thinking?

What is Social Constructivism and what does it look like in the classroom

Tracking - within group and between group

What is mastery learning?


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