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College of Education Level 300, Semester One Past Questions


Past questions are helpful tools for preparing for examinations as they provide you with practical insight into how the examination body sets its exams, how the exam you are preparing for might look as well as key themes or subject areas likely to be touched.

Below is theory past questions for level 300 students in colleges of Education affiliated with the University of Education (UEW), Winneba. Try your hands on them and let it guide you as you prepare to write your end of semester exams.

Introduction to Integrated Science III (May 2022 Theory)

1. a. State the function of the following parts of a seed:



b. State three advantages of dispersal of fruits and seeds.

c. An object of height 10cm is placed at a 6cm Infront of a pinhole camera. If an inverted image of height, 5cm is formed; calculate;

i. Magnification

ii. Image distance

2. a. Define the following terms;

Isotonic solution

Hypotonic Solution

Hypertonic Solution

b. Draw an annotated diagram of the animal cell

3. a. Describe an experiment to show that light travels in a straight line. (No diagram is required)

b. Explain what each component of the following terminology B6. means in the basic school science curriculum.

4. a. Draw a ray diagram to illustrate,

Regular reflection

Irregular reflection

b. Distinguish between Epigeal and Hypogeal germination of seed.

c.  Copy and complete the table below:

Part of a flowerFunctions
 Support the Anther
 Receiving pollen grains during pollination

English Language Curriculum Studies (May 2022 Theory)

  1. Pick any sub-strand from the English Language and use it to prepare a daily scheme of learning (Lesson Plan) in your area of specialization.

2. Discuss any one of the following language learning theories that underpins the English Language curriculum development.

i. The Behaviorist Theory

ii. The Cognitivist Theory

iii. The Constructivist Theory

iv. Give two implications of the theory on English Language teaching and learning you discussed in above.

3. Explain the following terms as used in the standard based curriculum

a. Content Standard

b. Exemplars

c. Indicators

d. Sub-strands

e. Strands

4. a. Mention three similarities and three differences between a curriculum and a syllabus.

b. Discuss two reasons why a language teacher must prepare a termly scheme of learning.

Guidance and Counselling (January 2023 Theory)

  1. a. State and explain any two principles of Guidance

b. During your Supported Teaching in School activities you observed your mentor discharging some roles in support of guidance and counselling in your partner school. Discuss any three roles performed by your mentor.

2. a. Briefly explain the following guidance services;

i. Appraisal Service

ii. Information Service

b. For each of the services explained indicate three ways that the counsellor could employ to help students make informed decisions.

3. a. What is communication in counselling?

b. List and explain any four factors that enhance effective communication between a client and the counsellor.

4. During your Supported Teaching in School, you had the opportunity to counsel your learners. Discuss any five stages you followed in conducting the counselling session.

Teaching and Assessing Mathematics- Intermediary (May 2022 Theory)

  1. a. How would you support a learner I Basic 4 to develop the concept of even and odd number (1-10) using a concrete material?

b. Two learners in your class were arguing about whether all odd numbers are prime or not. As a Student teacher, give two examples to show that not all odd numbers are prime numbers.

2. a. Using an activity to help a Basic 4 learners to solve this problem  using a concrete Material.

b. Esi has 42 exercise books and Ahmed has 18 in their cupboard. How many exercise books do they have altogether?

i. Write the statement above as a mathematical statement

ii. Create any subtraction problem based on the addition in a mathematical form.

3. a. How would you guide a class six child to represent the following data using stem and leaf plot.

6, 7, 8, 12, 13, 11, 21, 22, 23, 32, 30, 30, 35, 40, 47, 46, 52, 53, 55.

b. Describe, step by step, how you will assist a Bs4 student to find the Highest Common Factor (HCF) of 12 and 18

4. a. Explain how you would guide a learner to find the mean and median of the numbers 12, 21, 34, 26, 27, 12, 28, 19

b. Design a class activity to show that the area of a circle is given by the formula

Children’s Literature (May 2022 Theory)

  1. With reference to your area of specialism, prepare a children’s literature lesson plan using any of the  poetry and rhyme provided below;

The Lion

The Lion is alone

In the bush that is grown

He knows how to lie on

The Stick and stone,

Like the rope that we tie on

A dream that can be blown

Far away into the unknown

The Lion is alone

In the bush that is grown.

I do not want to go to sea

I do not want to go to sea

For all the fish I must see

I do not want to sting the bee

Like an anthill in the sea.

2. a. What are misconceptions of children’s literature?

b. Discuss four misconception of children’s and suggest ways of addressing these misconceptions.

3. a. with reference to your specialism, with examples, state and discuss three themes highlighted in children’s literature.

b. State and Explain two importance of children’s literature.

4. With examples, examine five(5) practical ways teachers can develop children’s love for literature.


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