[50 items] Prof Ed LET Reviewer: Curriculum Development

Prof Ed reviewer for the upcoming LET/LEPT that covers Curriculum Development subject.

Get a sense of what’s coming on your Professional Education (Prof Ed) exam with these 50 multiple-choice questions. This LET reviewer covers topics that are found in Curriculum Development subject.

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Curriculum Development Prof Ed LET reviewer

1. Which is not a provision for the development of each learner in a good curriculum?
A. Extensive arrangements are made for the educational diagnosis of individual learners.
B. Self-directed, independent study is encouraged wherever possible and advisable.
C. Self-motivation and self-evaluation are stimulated and emphasized throughout the learning opportunities of the school.
D. The program provides a wide range of opportunities for individuals with the same abilities, needs and interests.

2. Teacher Lily would like to take part in developing a subject-centered curriculum because she believes that all subjects in this type of curriculum are geared towards the holistic development of a learner. Is her belief about the subject-centered curriculum true?
A. Yes, because the subject-centered curriculum focuses on the learner’s needs, interests, and abilities.
B. No, because it is the experience-centered curriculum that emphasizes the teaching of facts and knowledge for future use.
C. Yes, because the subject-centered curriculum involves cooperative control.
D. No, because it is the experience-centered and not the subject-centered curriculum that emphasizes integration of habits and skills in learning the knowledge component of subject areas.

3. At the elementary level, English literature and Social studies relate well. While history is being studied, different literary pieces during the historical period are being studied as well. What curriculum design is shown here?
A. Separate subject design
B. Correlation design
C. Discipline design
D. Broad field design

4. This phase of curriculum development involves decisions, among other things, on grade placement and sequencing of content. Which phase is this?
A. Curriculum planning
B. Curriculum evaluation
C. Curriculum organization
D. Curriculum implementation

5. One example of this design of the subject-centered curriculum is that which shows social studies being combined with geography, civics, culture, and history to comprise the subject area. Which design is this?
A. Correlated
B. Broadfields
C. Separate subject
D. Core

6. Ms. Ortiz, a Science teacher tries to enrich the content of her lesson by identifying related concepts in Math. What pattern of organizing subjects did Ms. Ortiz consider?
A. Broadfields
B. Correlated
C. Core
D. Separate Subject

7. Which design is easy to deliver because of complimentary books and materials are commercially available?
A. Experience centered design
B. Discipline design
C. Process design
D. Subject centered design

8. What refers to the matching between curriculum and test to be used to assess the learners?
A. Alignment
B. Auditing
C. Articulation
D. Delivery

9. Ms. Mateo, a History teacher considers the element of time in arranging the content of her lessons in World History. What way of establishing sequence is emphasized by Ms. Mateo?
A. Simple to complex
B. Part to whole
C. Concrete to abstract
D. Chronological

10. Mr. Rivera, a new teacher believes that education is a process of development and is life itself; therefore, experience related to the child’s needs and interests should be given primary consideration. What educational philosophy is being exhibited by Mr. Rivera?
A. Idealism
B. Reconstructionism
C. Progressivism
D. Realism

11. A stakeholder in curriculum development, Mr. Cruz, a district supervisor and a member of the school board has one of the following primary roles.
A. Support and participate in parent-school organization activities
B. Authorize school expenditures for curriculum development, implementation, and evaluation.
C. Enact legislation to effect curriculum development
D. Recommend changes in curriculum

12. The schools in the first District plan to adopt a reading program used in the third district. What level of curriculum improvement is used?
A. Variation
B. Value orientation
C. Substitution
D. Restructuring

13. Mr. Bernardo, a curriculum consultant on Economics insists that in selecting the curriculum content, it is better that throughout the high school years, economic geography concepts be used to recur and repeated with depth for effective learning. What criterion in content selection is shown here?
A. Validity
B. Continuity
C. Significance
D. Learnability

14. The Filipino learners envisioned by the Department of Education (DepEd) in the light of the K-12 curriculum is?
A. Technologically literate or logistically developed Filipino
B. Functionally literate or logistically developed Filipino
C. Scientifically Advanced and Values Oriented Filipino
D. National Oriented and Internationally Competitive Filipinos

15. Teacher Duminguito believes that new respect for the child is fundamental in the curriculum. Thus, all activities in the classroom are geared towards the development of the child- the center of the educative process. To which approach in curriculum does Teacher Duminguito adhere?
A. Learner-centered
B. Subject-centered
C. Problem-centered
D. Pragmatic

16. Mrs. Manuel, the Principal of Bagong Barrio Elementary School invited the Brgy. Captain in the school to solicits input for new curriculum in Social Science which highlights indigenous knowledge in the community. What is shown in the situation?
A. Community members as supporters of curriculum
B. Community members as curriculum resources
C. Community members as managers of curriculum
D. Community members as beneficiaries of curriculum

17. Teacher Bert put emphasis on the immediate felt interest and needs of his students and not on the anticipated needs and interests. What type of curriculum does teacher Bert adheres?
A. Subject-centered
B. Learner-centered
C. Experience-centered
D. Culture-based

18. What type of curriculum divides the school day into different periods such as language arts, social studies, science and health, arithmetic, etc.?
A. Correlated
B. Broad fields
C. Integrated
D. Separate subjects

19. Which curriculum design element is taking place when Eduardo, a 4th-year student can connect the lessons he learned in a subject area to related content in another subject area?
A. Articulation
B. Balance
C. Continuity
D. Integration

20. The following curricular changes took place in what particular period? Restore Grade VII, the double-single session was abolished and more textbooks were written by Filipino authors.
A. American Period
B. Philippine Republic
C. Japanese Occupation
D. New Society

21. This concept includes the sub-processes of curriculum planning, organization, implementation, and evaluation. Which concept is this?
A. Curriculum development
B. Curriculum assessment
C. Curriculum management
D. Curriculum and instruction

22. If a curriculum is the “means”, what is the “end”?
A. Strategies
B. Instruction
C. Technique
D. Approaches

23. The curriculum used during the period in Philippine history terminated the use of English as a medium of instruction, what period is this?
A. American
B. Spanish
C. Commonwealth
D. Japanese

24. Which of the following statements about the concept of curriculum is NOT quite acceptable?
A. It refers to all experiences that both the school and the teacher provide the students with.
B. It is the set of acquired knowledge, habits, and skills.
C. It consists of everything that goes within the school.
D. It is a planned action for instruction.

25. What process is being undertaken by curriculum developers when they enrich or modify certain aspects of a particular program without changing its fundamental conceptions?
A. Curriculum improvement
B. Curriculum change
C. Curriculum design
D. Curriculum implementation

26. What design element establishes the vertical linkage from level to avoid glaring gaps and wasteful overlaps?
A. Articulation
B. Balance
C. Scope
D. Sequence

27. What refers to the authenticity of the content selected by the curriculum developer?
A. Feasibility
B. Learnability
C. Significance
D. Validity

28. What do we call the allocation of content to a definite grade capable of learning?
A. Time allotment
B. Grade placement
C. Grade level
D. Maturity level

29. Which pattern of experience-centered curriculum centers around the normal activities of children and is based on each child’s needs, interests, and potential?
A. Child-centered
B. Activity
C. Social function
D. Specific competencies

30. Which curriculum development phase focuses on the change which will take place in certain aspects of the curriculum without changing the fundamental conceptions?
A. Curriculum planning
B. Curriculum design
C. Curriculum improvement
D. Curriculum evaluation

31. Which is not a component of curriculum designing?
A. Objective
B. Learning content
C. Learning experiences
D. Diagnosis of needs

32. Which type of curriculum design serves as a response to society’s demand for integration of knowledge and enables the learner to see relationship among various aspects?
A. Broadfield
B. Correlated
C. Core
D. Separate subjects

33. Who controls the subject centered-curriculum?
A. Learner
B. Teacher
C. Parent
D. Teacher and parent

34. To provide individual differences in the classroom, how is curriculum designed?
A. Minimum learning competencies are included
B. Realistic and meaningful experiences are provided
C. Some degree of flexibility is provided
D. Social skills are emphasized

35. To ensure success in curriculum development, which of the following specific actions should a curriculum leader avoid?
A. Work with people over them
B. Use your status frequently to establish discipline
C. Keep channels of communication open
D. Show that you too desire to improve

36. Which of the following is a reason for the continuous appraisal of the existing curriculum in all levels?
A. New national policies in government
B. Changing needs and condition of society
C. Economic status of the people
D. Political trust of the country

37. Which of the following best defines curriculum development?
A. The total mental phenomena directly received at any given time
B. The planning of learning opportunities intended to bring about certain desired changes in pupils and the assessments of the extent to which these changes have taken place.
C. A continuous cycle activities in which all elements of curriculum are considered.
D. Education is aiding each child to be socially creative individuals.

38. To build a sense of pride among Filipino youth, which should be done in the curriculum?
A. Re-study our history and stress on our achievements as a people
B. Re-study our history and stress on our responsibility as a people
C. Replace the study of folklore and myths with technical subject.
D. Set aside the study of local history.

39. What do you call the curriculum when a teacher puts into action all the different planned activities in the classroom?
A. Recommended curriculum
B. Written curriculum
C. Taught curriculum
D. Supported curriculum

40. Which statement about the subject-centered curriculum is NOT true?
A. There is a high level of cooperative interaction
B. It covers much content in a short period of time
C. The teacher has full control of the classroom activities
D. The main task is mastery of learning

41. Schools divide the school hours to different subjects such as reading, grammar, literature, math, science, history and geography. What curriculum design is referred here?
A. Problem-centered
B. Teacher- centered
C. Learner-centered
D. Culture-based

42. Which NOT a description of the learner-centered curriculum?
A. Emphasis is on the total growth and development of the learners
B. Controlled and cooperatively directed by learners, teachers and parents
C. Education is a means to develop social creative individual
D. Emphasis upon facts and knowledge for future use

43. The K-12 Curriculum is otherwise called as
A. 2002 Basic Education Curriculum
B. Revitalized Basic Education Curriculum
C. Enhanced Basic Education Curriculum
D. Extended Basic Education Curriculum

44. What refers to an individual or group of individuals who have a direct and indirect influence in curriculum development?
A. Stockholders
B. Stakeholders
C. Promoters
D. Incorporators

45. What refers to the appropriateness of the content in the light of the particular students who are to experience the curriculum?
A. significance
B. Validity
C. Interest
D. Learnability

46. Which of the following statements is NOT acceptable?
A. Instruction is the actual engagement of learners in the planned learning activities.
B. Curriculum determines what assessment should be done, and how to do it.
C. Instruction requires teachers to use variety of action to accomplish a variety of functions.
D. Assessments establishes what is to be accomplished in teaching and learning.

47. Which characteristics of a good curriculum highlights the psychological nature of the learner?
A. Provisions are made for the smooth transition and continuing achievement of pupils.
B. Curriculum plans in areas which extend over several years are developed vertically.
C. Classroom practices give attention to the maturity and learning problems of each pupil.
D. Cooperative planning and teaching provide for exchange of information about pupil’s learning experiences.

48. Objectives must be evaluated in the light of practical considerations, including teacher competence, availability of instructional materials, time allotment, etc. What characteristics of educational objective is defined by the aforementioned statement?
A. Comprehension
B. Attainability
C. Consistency
D. Feasibility

49. “Knowledge is true if it is workable”. What philosophical foundation supports this statement?
A. Idealism
B. Realism
C. Pragmatism
D. Essentialism

50. As a member of the curriculum committee, your chief concern is to give the child freedom to choose what to learn and believe, as you allow them to set their own identities and standards. What philosophy will you consider?
A. Existentialism
B. Realism
C. Idealism
D. Pragmatism

Answer key

1. D11. D21. A31. D41. C
2. D12. C22. B32. A42. D
3. C13. B23. D33. B43. C
4. C14. B24. C34. C44. B
5. B15. A25. A35. B45. D
6. B16. B26. A36. B46. D
7. D17. C27. D37. B47. C
8. A18. D28. B38. A48. D
9. D19. D29. A39. C49. C
10. C20. B30. C40. A50. A

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