This quiz tests your knowledge of learning theories and processes by oROMUF


									Chapter 7
Training and the learning process True/False Test

This quiz tests your knowledge of learning theories and processes. Time yourself and
see how many of the 20 questions you can get right in 10 minutes. Suggestions and
hints are provided with the answers.

For each of the following statements indicate whether the statement is true or false.

1. Learning always involves a change in behaviour.                     TRUE / FALSE

2. Behaviourist psychologists study what goes on in the brain.         TRUE / FALSE

3. Cost is sometimes a disincentive for organisations to use discovery learning.
                                                                   TRUE / FALSE

4. Programmed learning and computer-based training were developed from the
   earlier work of behaviourist psychologists.                TRUE / FALSE

5. Reinforcement of your learning could occur by you doing well in this exercise and
   rewarding yourself for being successful.                      TRUE / FALSE

6. Punishment for making a mistake is the best way to encourage learning.
                                                                 TRUE / FALSE

7. Pragmatists generally enjoy integrating and adapting their observations into
   complex and logical theories.                                   TRUE / FALSE

8. Henry Ford said ‘The greatest thing in life is to be too old to learn.’
                                                                      TRUE / FALSE

9. The learning curve for each person is likely to be different.       TRUE / FALSE

10. Mnemonics can be a useful aid to learning lists of information. TRUE / FALSE

11. The first stage in the systematic training cycle is to plan the training.
                                                                        TRUE / FALSE

12. It is generally thought that the left side of the brain is used for analysis, words,
    planning and dealing with things in a logical, rational way.         TRUE / FALSE

13. Mind maps are a method to encourage individuals to learn in a linear way.
                                                                   TRUE / FALSE

14. In-house training is always more effective than training which occurs outside the
    organisation.                                                   TRUE / FALSE

15. E-learning can be integrated alongside more traditional forms of learning.
                                                                   TRUE / FALSE

16. Threaded discussions, initiated by the trainer, allow individuals or groups to give
    their views on a topic.                                           TRUE / FALSE

17. In-tray exercises are likely to appeal most to people with the preferred learning
    style of theorist.                                                TRUE / FALSE

18. It is sometimes claimed that the average rate of retention when new material is
    read is only 10%.                                               TRUE / FALSE

19. It is sufficient just to choose the training techniques to be used and then hope that
    these will develop into a course.                                   TRUE / FALSE

20. Many organisations fail to fully evaluate the training they have undertaken.
                                                                     TRUE / FALSE


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