CTET 2012 Paper-I Child Development Answer Key


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CTET 2012 Paper-I Child Development Answer Key

1 When a child ‘fails’, it means
(1) the child has not memorized the answers properly
(2) the child should have taken private tuition
(3) the system has failed (answer)
(4) the child is not fit for studies

2 The emphasis from teaching to learning can be shifted by
(1) adopting child-centered
(2) encouraging rote learning pedagogy (answer)
(3) adopting frontal teaching
(4) focusing on examination results

3 The most effective method to teach the concept of germi
(1) to make the students plant seeds and observe stages of germination (answer)
(2) to draw pictures on the black
(3) to show pictures of seed growth-board and give descriptions
(4) to give detailed explanations

4 Inclusive Education
(1) celebrates diversity in the classroom(answer)
(2) encourages strict admission procedures
(3) includes indoctrination of facts
(4) includes teachers from marginalized groups

5 Which of the following is an objective question?
(1) Short answer question
(2) Open ended question
(3) True or False (answer)
(4) Essay type question

6 Which of the following is a feature of progressive education?
(1) Instruction based solely on prescribed text
(2) Emphasis on scoring good marks in examinations
(3) Frequent tests and examinations
(4) Flexible time-table and seating (answer)

7 A teacher, after preparing a question paper, checks
testing objectives. He is concerned primarily about the question paper’s
(1) content coverage (answer)
(2) typology of questions
(3) reliability
(4) validity

8 Critical pedagogy firmly believes that
(1) the learners need not reason independently
(2) what children learn out of school is irrelevant
(3) the experiences and perceptions of learners are important (answer)
(4) the teacher should always lead the classroom instruction

9 School-based assessment is primarily based on the principle that
(1) teachers know their learners’ capabilities better than external examiners(answer)
(2) Students should at all costs get high grades
(3) schools are more efficient than external bodies of examination
(4) assessment should be very economical

10 Learners display individual differences. So a teacher should
(1) provide a variety of learning experiences(answer)
(2) enforce strict discipline
(3) increase number of tests
(4) insist on uniform pace of learning

11 Which of the following is a principle of development?
(1) It does not proceed at the same pace for all(answer)
(2) Development is always linear
(3) It is a discontinuous process
(4) All processes of develop

12 Human development is divided into domains such as
(1) physical, cognitive, emotional and social
(2) emotional, cognitive, spiritual and social
(3) psychological, cognitive, emotional and physical(answer)
(4) physical, spiritual, cognitive and social

13 A teacher uses a text and some pictures of fruits and vegetables and holds a discussion with
her students. The students link the details with their previous knowledge and learn the
concept of nutrition. This approach is based on
(1) Classical conditioning of learning
(2) Theory of reinforcement
(3) Operant conditioning of learning
(4) Construction of knowledge (answer)

14 A child starts to cry when his grandmother takes him from his mother’s lap. The child cries due to
(1) Social anxiety
(2) Emotional anxiety (answer)
(3) Stranger anxiety
(4) Separation anxiety

15 In the context of education, socialization means
(1) creating one’s own social norms
(2) respecting elders in society
(3) adapting and adjusting to social environment(answer)
(4) always following social norms

16 A school gives preference to girls while preparing students for a State level solo
competition. This reflects
(1) Global trends
(2) Pragmatic approach
(3) Progressive thinking
(4) Gender bias (answer)

17 Vygotsky emphasized the significance of the role played by which of the following factors in
the learning of children?
(1) Hereditary
(2) Moral
(3) Physical
(4) Social (answer)

18 A teacher makes use of a variety of tasks to cater to the different learning styles of her
learners. She is influenced by

(1) Kohlberg’s moral development theory
(2) Gardner’s multiple intelligence theory(answer)
(3) Vygotsky’s socio-cultural theory
(4) Piaget’s cognitive development theory

19 A teacher never gives answers to questions herself. She encourages her students to suggest answers, have group discussions and adopt collaborative learning. This approach is based on the principle of
(1) proper organization of instructional material
(2) setting a good example and being a role
(3) readiness to learn
(4) active participation(answer)

20 Which of the following is a teacher
(1) Proper seating arrangement
(2) Availability of teaching
(3) Nature of the content or learning experiences
(4) Mastery over the subject(answer)

21 According to Kohlberg, a teacher can instill moral values in children by
(1) giving importance to religious teachings
(2) laying clear rules of behavior
(3) involving them in discussions on moral issues(answer)
(4) giving strict instruction

22 Young learners should be encouraged to interact with peers in the classroom so that
(1) they can learn answers to questions
(2) the syllabus can be covered quickly

(3) they learn social skills in the course of study (answer)
(4) the teacher can control the classroom better

23 When a child with a disability first comes to school, the teacher should
(1) refer the child to a special school according to the disability
(2) seclude him from other students
(3) discuss with the child’s parents to evolve collaborative plans(answer)
(4) conduct an admission test

24 According to Piaget’s stages of Cognitive Development, the sensory motor stage is associated with
(1) imitation, memory and mental representation(answer)
(2) ability to solve problem
(3) ability to interpret and
(4) concerns about social issues

25 Human personality is the result of
(1) upbringing and education
(2) interaction between heredity and environment(answer)
(3) only environment
(4) only heredity

26 Individual attention is important in the teaching
(1) learners always learn better in groups
(2) teacher training programmes prescribe it
(3) it offers better opportunities to teachers to discipline each learner
(4) children develop at different rates and learn differently(answer)

27 Which of the following is the first step in the scientific method of problem solving?
(1) Verification of hypothesis
(2) Problem awareness(answer)
(3) Collection of relevant information
(4) Formation of hypothesis

28 Which of the following is a domain of learning?
(1) Experiential
(2) Affective (answer)
(3) Spiritual
(4) Professional

29 When a child gets bored while doing a task, it is a sign
(1) the task ma have become mechanically repetitive(answer)
(2) the child is not intelligent
(3) the child is not capable of learning
(4) the child needs to be disciplined

30 Errors of learners often indicate
(1) how they learn
(2) the need for mechanical drill(answer)
(3) absence of learning
(4) socio-economic status of the learners


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