|aScaffolding student learning :|binstructional approaches and issues /|cKathleen Hogan, Michael Pressley, editors.
|aCambridge, Mass. :|bBrookline Books,|cc1997.
|a198 p. :|bill. ;|c23 cm.
|aAdvances in learning & teaching series
|aIncludes bibliographical references and index.
|aScaffolding : a powerful tool in social constructivist classrooms / Laura R. Roehler, Danise J. Cantlon -- Scaffolding the development of intelligence among children who are delayed in learning to read / Irene W. Gaskins ... [et al.] -- Scaffolding scientific competencies within classroom communities of inquiry / Kathleen Hogan & Michael Pressley -- Scaffolding techniques of expert human tutors / Mark R. Lepper, Michael F. Drake & Teresa O'Donnell-Johnson -- An anatomy of naturalistic tutoring / Arthur C. Graesser ... [et al.] -- Becoming a scaffolder of students' learning / Kathleen Hogan & Michael Pressley.
|aThis volume explores the theory and practice of scaffolding - a style of instruction that provides students with the intellectual support to function at the cutting edge of their individual development. Scaffolding allows students to perform tasks that would be slightly beyond their ability without that assistance and guidance from the teacher. Rather than simply transmitting knowledge, teachers enter into conversational dialogues with students, helping them construct knowledge and understand and develop their thinking processes on instructional tasks. This book addresses the how-tos of scaffolding students who need support in learning and are at risk for failure, as well as strong students who are working to master difficult materials. In a larger sense, this unique and significant collection speaks to the issue of how best to mobilize school resources for student benefit.