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Scaffolding (Teaching Technique)

Scope Note: 
Temporary support or assistance, provided by a teacher, peer, parent, or computer, that permits a learner to perform a complex task or process that he or she would be unable to do alone -- the technique builds knowledge/skills until learners can stand on their own, similar to scaffolding on a building
Category: Educational Process: Classroom Perspectives
Broader Terms
Teaching Methods
Narrower Terms
Use this term instead of
Maternal Scaffolding
Scaffolded Instruction
Related Terms
Constructivism (Learning)
Student Centered Curriculum
Added to ERIC: 2/27/2001