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van de Pol, Janneke; Volman, Monique; Oort, Frans; Beishuizen, Jos – Journal of the Learning Sciences, 2014
Adapting support contingently to student needs by first diagnosing their current understanding, that is, scaffolding, is considered a key aspect of excellent teaching. The use of classroom scaffolding is rare, however. We therefore investigated the benefits to teachers of a professional development program that was based upon a model of contingent…
Descriptors: Intervention, Scaffolding (Teaching Technique), Teamwork, Experimental Programs