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ERIC Number: EJ1204916
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0966-9760
Scaffolding 5-Year-Old Children in Japanese Kindergarten Collaboratively Retelling a Tale
Oshiro, Aiko; Pihl, Agneta; Peterson, Louise; Pramling, Niklas
International Journal of Early Years Education, v27 n1 p82-94 2019
This study reports an analysis of how children in a Japanese kindergarten are scaffolded when facing the challenge of collaboratively retelling a "kitsune" story they have been told. What is referred to as a "kitsune" story is an example of a trickster tale with foxes as anthropomorphised animals. The participants were ten 5-year-old children and their teacher. Told a story by their teacher, the children were asked later to collaboratively retell it. How this retelling activity is supported -- theorised in terms of the metaphor of scaffolding -- is analysed on the basis of recordings. The findings show the nature of this evolving process. The conclusion is that the metaphor of scaffolding may require some contextual specification to remain a functional conceptual -- and in extension, pedagogical -- tool in activities fundamentally different from the activity studied in Wood, Bruner and Ross' founding 1976 study.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Kindergarten; Primary Education; Early Childhood Education; Preschool Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Japan