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ERIC Number: EJ1178918
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Jun
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0007-0998
Scaffolding under the Microscope: Applying Self-Regulation and Other-Regulation Perspectives to a Scaffolded Task
Leith, Georgia; Yuill, Nicola; Pike, Alison
British Journal of Educational Psychology, v88 n2 p174-191 Jun 2018
Background: Typical scaffolding coding schemes provide overall scores to compare across a sample. As such, insights into the scaffolding process can be obscured: the child's contribution to the learning; the particular skills being taught and learned; and the overall changes in amount of scaffolding over the course of the task. Aims: This study applies a transition of regulation framework to scaffolding coding, using a self-regulation and other-regulation coding scheme, to explore how rich and detailed data on mother-child dyadic interactions fit alongside collapsed sample-level scores. Sample: Data of 78 mother-child dyads (M age = 9 years 10 months) from the Sisters and Brothers Study (SIBS: Pike et al., 2006, Family relationships in middle childhood. National Children's Bureau/Joseph Rowntree Foundation) were used for this analysis. Methods: Videos of the mother and child completing a multiple-trial block design puzzle task at home were coded for their different self- and other-regulation skills at the end of every block design trial. Results: These constructs were examined at a sample level, providing general findings about typical patterns of self-regulation and other-regulation. Seven exemplar families at different ends of the spectrum were then extracted for fine-grained examination, showing substantial trial- and behaviour-related differences between seemingly similarly scoring families. Conclusion: This coding scheme demonstrated the value of exploring perspectives of a mother-child tutoring task aligned to the concept of other-regulation, and investigating detailed features of the interaction that go undetected in existing scaffolding coding schemes.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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