Note: The term “scaffolding” has become a buzz word, or cliché, in education. This short note defines its meaning and tells where it came from.
Quote: “ ’Scaffolding,’ a popular concept in education today is a term coined by psychologist Lev Semenovich Vygotsky….”
“Scaffolding means that with the help of a teacher, you can do something that you can’t do on your own.”
Title: “ ‘Scaffolding’ Is Providing Support.” Journal of Reading (April 1991), 564.