Thursday, October 27, 2011


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.

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