Scaffolding in Teaching: Tips & Strategies


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Who was the psychologist whose zone of proximal development theory supports scaffolding?

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1. How can we define scaffolding?

2. What is the zone of proximal development?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use this quiz/worksheet combo to help you test your understanding of strategies for scaffolding teaching. Some of the topics you'll be assessed on include a prominent psychologist in the field of scaffolding teaching as well as several examples of this practice.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • The psychologist whose zone of proximal development theory supports scaffolding
  • Scaffolding and zone of proximal development defined
  • Examples of scaffolding strategies

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson about the strategies for scaffolding teaching
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about zone of proximal development in a different light
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding strategies for scaffolding teaching

Additional Learning

To learn more about teaching strategies, review the accompanying lesson called Scaffolding in Teaching: Tips & Strategies. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define scaffolding and zone of proximal development
  • Understand Lev Vygotsky's contributions to the field of scaffolding teaching strategies
  • Identify five scaffolding teaching strategies
  • Know four tips to combine with scaffolding teaching strategies