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ERIC Number: EJ907798
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 12
ISSN: ISSN-1087-0059
Joining the Conversation: Scaffolding and Tutoring Mathematics
Valkenburg, Jim
Learning Assistance Review, v15 n2 p33-41 Fall 2010
Tutoring is one of those skills which require the ability to communicate an in-depth understanding of the subject. This article is about scaffolding while tutoring, and the tutoring talents described can be applied across the curriculum. Lev Vygotsky's ideas about communication and education play a key role in the development of scaffolding strategies in tutorial or small group study sessions. These ideas can be used by a tutor/facilitator to help a student learn specific content at the most basic and immediate level of that student's academic need so it can be applied in a much broader context. The point of scaffolding strategy is to help tutors and facilitators engage students in the learning process. (Contains 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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