Pedagogy of Teaching & Learning

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CENTRE FOR OPEN LEARNING
MALDIVES NATIONAL UNIVERSITY

POST GRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN EDUCATION
FINANL EXAMINATION 2013 (19th May 2013)
COURSE: UNDERSTANDING PEDAGOGY AND LEARNING THEORIES
CODE: CST 413
DATE: 19TH MAY 2013
DURATION: 3 HOURS
TIME : 9.00AM – 12.00 NOON

INSTRUCTIONS TO CANDIDATES
1. This question paper consists of TWO Parts - PART A and PART B. Read the instructions for each part carefully. 2. Write your answers in the Answer Booklet provided.

This question paper consists of FOUR PAGES of questions printed on both sides of the paper, excluding this page.

PART A
INSTRUCTIONS:1. THERE ARE TWO (2) QUESTIONS IN THIS PART.
2. ANSWER BOTH QUESTIONS
Question 1
The traditional classroom adopts a more behaviourist teaching and learning approach. Many educators today however are of the opinion that there should be a shift in teaching and learning from the behaviourist approach to the constructivist approach. a. Compare the differences between constructivist theory and behaviourist theory. Following that, discuss how the shift from the behaviourist approach to the constructivist approach affects the way teachers teach and students learn. b. Describe a behaviourist teaching activity (on any subject that you are familiar with) and explain how you would modify the activity in such a way that it becomes a constructivist one. [TOTAL: 20 MARKS]

Question 2
Bloom categorises learning into six different levels of cognition, famously known as the Bloom's Taxonomy. Identify and briefly explain the meaning of each level of cognition in Bloom's taxonomy. Following that, discuss with clear illustration how Bloom's taxonomy could be applied in assessment. [TOTAL: 20 MARKS]

PARTB
INSTRUCTIONS:1. THERE ARE FIVE (5) QUESTIONS IN THIS PART.
2. ANSWER THREE (3) QUESTIONS ONLY.
Question 1
Problem based learning (PBL) was first introduced in the medical schools but is now becoming popular as a strategy for teaching in other subject...
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