Research on Scaffolding
How teachers interact with students as they complete a task is important to the students' ability to perform the activity. Scaffolding is an instructional technique whereby the teacher models the desired learning strategy or task, then gradually shifts responsibility to the students.
Understanding Scaffolding and the ZPD in Educational Research
This paper examines the ways that scaffolding has been interpreted, defined and implemented in educational research. The definitions and explanations of scaffolding in modern texts on educational psychology for pre-service teachers are also reviewed. The ways that different aspects of the concept of the zone of proximal development have been reflected and utilized are analyzed
A short description of scaffolding.