1. True or false? Listening to a story activates more brain regions than getting a rational explanation.
2. Which of the following statements about attention is incorrect?
A) At the brain level, attention is the act of favouring a particular group of neurons at the expense of others.
B) Attention mechanisms are concentrated in a specific area of the brain.
C) The attentional system is under the influence of working memory.
3. Neuroscientist Stanislas Dehaene has identified the four pillars of learning, four factors that he believes are necessary for learning to occur. What are they?
A) Attention, active engagement, feedback and consolidation.
B) Attention, motivation, active engagement and consolidation.
C) Attention, active engagement, repetition and consolidation.
4. Complete the following statement. Several answers may be correct.
Adopting an empathic approach can allow the teacher to…
A) reduce the stress of the learners.
B) reduce one’s stress.
C) have a clearer perception of reality.
D) be less prone to prejudice and less vulnerable to cognitive distortions.
5. Select the correct term to complete each of the following statements about cognitive bias.
Terms: curse of knowledge, biased analysis and judgment, cognitive resistance, cognitive biases
A) Cognitive bias is a form of thinking that appears to be wrongly based on logical and rational reasoning and leads to ________.
B) Some 250 ________ are known to date.
C) Cognitive biases that deserve special attention in education include: the Pygmalion effect, the bias blind spot, the halo effect and the ________.
D) To combat cognitive biases, it is recommended to practice ________.