Intellectual Maturity Assessment Questionnaire1

This questionnaire is designed to help you identify the current level of development for your intellectual maturity.

Learning sometimes takes place in a classroom where the learner is a
" student" taking a "course" and the expert is a "faculty" member, thus
several of the statements that follow will refer to "courses" and require
you to consider the relative roles of "student" and "faculty".

For each of the following 18 statements, choose the one that best describes your personal opinion. Read the statements carefully and be sure to indicate your personal judgment, not that of your colleagues or what you think would impress other people. Respond to each question by "clicking" on the answer that you think best describes your personal performance. When you have finished responding to the questions, "click" on the SUBMIT button at the bottom of the page to receive an analysis of your career situation.

1. a. When working on a problem, a student should expect there to be a single correct answer.
b. Knowledge is made up of a set of educated opinions.
c. Neither of the above is very accurate.

2. a. Students have a right to their own opinions about course material.
b. The role of faculty is to explain course material and give correct answers to students’ questions.
c. Neither of the above is very accurate.

3. a. Students come to class to receive explanations of course material.
b. Faculty explain course material and express their opinions to students.
c. Neither of the above is very accurate.

4. a. What is true in one situation may be false in another.
b. Knowledge is made up of a set of true facts that are learned by hard work.
c. Neither of the above is very accurate.

5. a. When working on a problem, a student should expect there to be a single correct answer.
b. One must be able to defend answers to problem situations based on evidence.
c. Neither of the above is very accurate.

6. a. The role of faculty is to explain course material and give correct answers to students’ questions.
b. Students must distinguish between weak and strong evidences relative to principles taught in courses.
c. Neither of the above is very accurate.

7. a. Students come to class to receive explanations of course material.
b. Faculty should act as mentors to guide students and challenge their assumptions relative to course material.
c. Neither of the above is very accurate.

8. a. Knowledge is constructed from what is learned from others, from personal experiences, and from reflection of what has been learned or experienced.
b. Knowledge is made up of a set of true facts that are learned by hard work.
c. Neither of the above is very accurate.

9. a. Some solutions to problems are better than others, and it is often necessary for the problem solver to take a stand based on his/her own criteria and analysis.
b. When working on a problem, a student should expect there to be a single correct answer.
c. Neither of the above is very accurate.

10. a. Faculty teach procedures to assist students in comparing alternatives.
b. When working a problem that has several solutions, all are equally valid.
c. Neither of the above is very accurate.

11. a. Knowledge is made up of a set of educated opinions.
b. What is true in one situation may be false in another.
c. Neither of the above is very accurate.

12. a. One must be able to defend answers to problem situations based on evidence.
b. Students have a right to their own opinions about course material.
c. Neither of the above is very accurate.

13. a. Faculty explain course material and express their opinions to students.
b. Students learn by integrating new knowledge with what is already known.
c. Neither of the above is very accurate.

14. a. When working a problem that has several solutions, all are equally valid.
b. Faculty should act as mentors to guide students and challenge their assumptions relative to course material.
c. Neither of the above is very accurate.

15. a. Knowledge is constructed from what is learned from others, from personal experiences, and from reflection of what has been learned or experienced.
b. Knowledge is made up of a set of educated opinions.
c. Neither of the above is very accurate.

16. a. Students must distinguish between weak and strong evidences relative to principles taught in courses.
b. Some solutions to problems are better than others, and it is often necessary for the problem solver to take a stand based on his/her own criteria and analysis.
c. Neither of the above is very accurate.

17. a. Students learn by integrating new knowledge with what is already known.
b. Faculty teach procedures to assist students in comparing alternatives.
c. Neither of the above is very accurate.

18. a. Faculty act as mentors to guide students and challenge their assumptions relative to course material.
b. What is true in one situation may be false in another.
c. Neither of the above is very accurate.
After you have responded to all of the above questions "click" on the SUBMIT button below and you will receive an analysis of your career situation.

 

1. Based on the best available research in the field, this questionnaire is designed to assist the user in understanding and assessing his/her current performance. The author makes no implied guarantee of its accuracy, or the limits of its applicability.