Research on scaffolding in the learning sciences: A methodological perspective

Iris Tabak, Eleni A. Kyza

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Abstract

Scaffolding - the titrated support provided to learners to enable them to perform what would otherwise be outside their individual achievement-has become a central target of design and research in the learning sciences. In this chapter, we provide an overview of the different theoretical approaches that have most informed research on scaffolding in the learning sciences. We further discuss the main modes of empirical learning sciences research around scaffolding. We conclude with open questions and suggestions for future research on scaffolding in the learning sciences.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational Handbook of the Learning Sciences
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Pages191-200
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9781317208365
ISBN (Print)9781138670594
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2018

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