“Solving a problem simply means representing it so as to make the solution transparent.” – H.A. Simon
My professor made the following statement that gave me pause for thought. “Scaffolding is teaching. Teaching is scaffolding”.
I found it remarkable that she would find it conceptually useful enough to make such a de-facto statement, and it was my cue to researching scaffolding further.
Here is an excerpt from the Wikipedia article:
“Instructional scaffolding is a learning process designed to promote a deeper level of learning. Scaffolding is the support given during the learning process which is tailored to the needs of the student with the intention of helping the student achieve his/her learning goals (Sawyer, 2006)…The best and most effective use of instructional scaffolding helps the learner figure out the task at hand on their own. It is best to think of the use of instructional scaffolding in an effective…
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