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11. In a research problem 'studying the effect of Teaching Methods on the Scholastic Achievement of boys and girls in terms of their socio-economic background', which can be designated as independent variable?

  • Option : B
  • Explanation : The independent variable is that which affects the dependent variable; so, it is manipulated and controlled and its effect on the latter is measured. So, the teaching method is the independent variable here.
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12. Instructional communication in the distance education mode is

  • Option : D
  • Explanation : The third generation of distance education uses ICT making its modules electronic and computer-based; and interactive as it enables communication between learners and teachers as well as learners and learners.
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13. The principles of effective writing useful for both students and teachers are:
(A) Stress on hyperboles
(B) Liberal use of adjectives
(C) Clarity
(D) Conciseness
(E) Correctness
(F) Use of complex sentences
Choose the correct option from the following:

  • Option : C
  • Explanation : Writing is a means of verbal communication. The verbal (consisting of words) messages, therefore, must be clear, concise and correct to be effective; i.e., to be able to be decoded or understood as intended. So, the principles of effective writing are Clarity, Conciseness and Correctness. Stress on hyperboles, liberal use of adjectives and use of complex sentences, on the other hand, only confound the message.
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14. Which of the following refers to an attribute of every categorical proposition which is determined by whether the proposition affirms or denies class inclusion?

  • Option : A
  • Explanation : A categorical proposition asserts a relation of inclusion or exclusion, complete or partial, between two classes (collection of all objects which have some specified characteristic in common)
    While the quantity of a categorical proposition is determined by whether or not it refers to all members of its subject class (i.e., the proposition is either universal or particular in quantity); the quality is determined by whether the asserted class relation is one of inclusion or exclusion (i.e., the proposition is either affirmative or negative in quality- ARE or ARE NOT)
    The four statements are: A, E, I, and 0
    1. A-universal affirmative: All S is P.
    2. E-universal negative: No S is P.
    3. I-particular affirmative: Some S is P.
    4. O-particular negative: Some S is not P.
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15. In the following list, which belong to the category of learner-centred approaches?
(i) SWAYAM
(ii) Computer-aided instruction
(iii) MOOCS
(iv) Quizzes
(v) Buzz-sessions
Select the correct answer from the options given below:

  • Option : A
  • Explanation : SWAYAM or Study Webs of Active Learning for Young Aspiring Minds is a programme of the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India; aod MOOCs or Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) are free online courses available for anyone to enroll. Both are learner-centred methods without the involvement of any instructor, as such. On the other hand, computer-aided instruction, Quizzes and Buzz-sessions etc., are conducted/delivered/instructed by another person to the learners.
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