UGC NET Paper-1 Previous Year Questions on Teaching Aptitude - August 2016

1. Which of the following set of statements reflects the basic characteristics of teaching?
Select the correct alternative from the codes:
(i) Teaching is the same as training.
(ii) There is no difference between instruction and conditioning when we teach.
(iii) Teaching is related to learning.
(iv) Teaching is a ‘task’ word while learning is an ‘achievement’ word.
(v) Teaching means giving information.
(vi) One may teach without learning taking place.

Codes :
(A) (i), (ii) and (iii)
(B) (iii), (iv) and (vi)
(C) (ii), (iii) and (v)
(D) (i), (iv) and (vi)

2. Which of the following factors affect teaching?
Choose the correct code to indicate your answer.
(i) Teacher’s internal locus of control.
(ii) Learner-motivation.
(iii) Teacher’s biographical data.
(iv) Teacher’s self efficacy.
(v) Learner’s interest in co-curricular activities.
(vi) Teacher’s skill in managing and monitoring.
(vii) Teacher’s knowledge of the subject including general knowledge.

Codes :
(A) (i), (ii), (iv), (vi) and (vii)
(B) (i), (ii), (iii), (iv) and (v)
(C) (iii), (iv), (v), (vi) and (vii)
(D) (ii), (iii), (iv), (v) and (vi)

3. Which combination of methods of teaching is likely to optimise learning?
(A) Lecturing, discussions and seminar method
(B) Interactive discussions, planned lectures and PowerPoint based presentations
(C) Interactive lecture sessions followed by buzz sessions, brainstorming and projects
(D) Lecturing, demonstrations and PowerPoint based presentations

4. Assertion (A): Teaching aids have to be considered as effective supplements to instruction.
Reason (R): They keep the students in good humour.
Choose the correct answer from the codes given below :
Codes :
(A) Both (A) and (R) are true and (R) is the correct explanation of (A).
(B) Both (A) and (R) are true, but (R) is not the correct explanation of (A).
(C) (A) is true, but (R) is false.
(D) (A) is false, but (R) is true.

5. The purpose of formative evaluation is to
(A) grade students’ learning outcomes.
(B) accelerate students’ learning performance.
(C) check students’ performance graph.
(D) provide feedback to teacher effectiveness.

6. Which of the following learner characteristics are likely to influence the effectiveness of teaching aids and evaluation systems to ensure positive results?
(A) Learner’s family background, age and habitation.
(B) Learner’s parentage, socio-economic background and performance in learning of the concerned subject.
(C) Learner’s stage of development, social background and personal interests.
(D) Learner’s maturity level, academic performance level and motivational dispositions.

7. Internal and external factors that affect message reception by the students in the classroom are referred to as
(A) feedback
(B) fragmentation
(C) channelization
(D) noise

8. A teacher in a classroom has immediate control over
(A) the self, selected methods of communication and the message.
(B) the audience, the noise and the reception.
(C) the feedback, the technology and the audience experience.
(D) the communication channel, other communicators, and external factors.

9. As a good classroom communicator, you are supposed to know your
(A) audience emotions
(B) silent cues
(C) artful pauses
(D) counter arguments



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