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National Open University Exam Past Question – EDU 321 MAY/JUNE 2013 EXAMINATION

NATIONAL OPEN UNIVERSITY OF NIGERIA

14/16 AHMADU BELLO WAY, LAGOS

 

SCHOOL OF EDUCATION

MAY/JUNE 2013 EXAMINATION

 

 

 

COURSE CODE:                  EDU 321

COURSE TITLE:                 PSYCHOLOGY OF LEARNING Time allowed:                       2hrs

 

INSTRUCTIONS: Answer question 1 which is compulsory and any other two questions.

 

 

 

1 a) What is motivation?

  1. b) Explain three ways by which school pupils can be motivated to learn using Brunner’s

model.

  1. c) Mention four classroom implications of motivation theories.
  2. d) List Maslow’s hierarchy of needs in ascending order

 

2 a) Briefly explain the implications of Thorndike’s theory of connectionism for human

learning.

  1. b) Explain the concept of reinforcement.
  2. c) Categorize the four schedules of reinforcement into schedules that deal with passage of time and those associated with number of responses

 

3 a) Punishment is said to have a number of drawbacks, mention five of them.

  1. b) State five implications of Skinner’s learning theory for the management of classroom

behavior.

 

4 a) Explain the concept of behavior problem

  1. b) With examples differentiate between stimulus generalization and stimulus discrimination c) Give two differences between classical and operant conditioning.
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