Jerome Bruner: Scaffolding and Constructivism Theories


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What field was Jerome Bruner in before he began studying the learning process?

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1. Which of the following BEST defines 'scaffolding' in education?

2. Which of the following BEST defines Bruner's spiral curriculum?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo can assess your knowledge of theories on scaffolding and constructivism. You'll have to know details about the life of Jerome Bruner as well key terms related to his theories.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In particular, you'll have to answer questions about:

  • What scaffolding in education means
  • Constructivism
  • Jerome Bruner's influences
  • Bruner's spiral curriculum

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained regarding what field Bruner was in before he began studying the learning process
  • Making connections - link your understanding of Bruner and his spiral curriculum
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as scaffolding and constructivism

Additional Learning

Our accompanying lesson is called Jerome Bruner: Scaffolding & Constructivism Theories and can help you:

  • Learn who Jerome Bruner is
  • Identify ideas of constructivism
  • Examine the idea behind spiral curriculum