Scaffolding in Education: Definition, Theory & Examples


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Which of the following BEST defines scaffolding in education?

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1. Who coined the term 'scaffolding' in education?

2. Which of the following is among the modes of representation that Jerome Bruner recommends?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

For students who want to check their comprehension of scaffolding in education, this is a good place to start. The quiz/worksheet will challenge students to answer questions about what scaffolding is, its history, and how it can be used effectively in the classroom.

Quiz & Worksheet

Students who take this quiz/worksheet will be tested on the following material:

  • Scaffolding's definition and history
  • History of scaffolding
  • Modes of representation in scaffolding
  • Stages of scaffolding

Skills Practiced

Students who take this quiz/worksheet will be practicing the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - read the accompanying lesson on scaffolding and pull out the most useful and relevant information
  • Making connections - use understanding of the scaffolding concept
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast the various steps of scaffolding
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the modes of representation of scaffolding

Additional Learning

For more information, take a look at the lesson Scaffolding in Education: Definition, Theory & Examples. It will help you meet the following objectives:

  • Define scaffolding as it applies to education
  • Understand the theory and history of scaffolding
  • Learn the steps of effective scaffolding
  • Differentiate between the steps of scaffolding
  • Take a look at an example of how scaffolding can be used in the classroom