Question #1: In recent years, whole-class and small-group student discussions have become increasingly popular as methods of helping students master classroom subject matter. Identify at least five different ways in which peer-interactive approaches can enhance students’ learning.

 

Question #2: Describe reciprocal teaching and its effects on student achievement. Explain its effectiveness using principles of learning from cognitive psychology, being sure to address metacognition in your discussion.

 

Question #3: Some students learn a great deal from the things they read; others seem to learn very little. Describe at least five strategies good readers use when they read- strategies that poor readers tend to not use. Using concepts and principles from cognitive psychology, explain why each strategy promotes learning.

 

Question #5: Describe how learners’ level of anxiety is likely to affect their learning and performance, being sure to include the concepts of facilitating anxiety and debilitating anxiety in your discussion. Then describe three strategies you might use to keep learners’ anxiety at a productive level.