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ERIC Number: EJ851617
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Aug
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1871-1871
"Scaffolding" through Talk in Groupwork Learning
Panselinas, Giorgos; Komis, Vassilis
Thinking Skills and Creativity, v4 n2 p86-103 Aug 2009
In the present study, we develop and deploy a conceptual framework of "scaffolding" in groupwork learning, through the analysis of the pursuit of a learning goal over time. The analysis follows individuals' different experiences of an interaction as well as collective experiences, considering individual attainment as a result of a bi-directional contextualized conversation and action. We detect, describe and evaluate two (2) types of interaction that can be characterized as "scaffolding process": the first concerns "Scaffolding individual thinking" and the second "Scaffolding collective thinking". The latter, apart from presenting the educational advantages of collective thinking through peer discussion (D) and curriculum-focused evaluation context of Teacher Initiation--Student Response--Teacher Follow up (IRF), also presents the advantage of "spiral" verbal exchanges in which the teacher "tunes in" to the students' present state of ability or understanding (spiral IDRF). (Contains 3 figures and 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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