INSTRUCTIONAL SCAFFOLDING – PEDAGOGICAL TRAINING APPROACH
WHAT IS IT?
The learning process designed to promote a deeper level of learning.
Scaffolding is the support given during the learning process which is tailored to the needs of the student with the intention of helping the student achieve his/her learning goals. (R. Keith Sawyer The Cambridge Handbook of the Learning Sciences. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2006).
It is the support mechanism given by a more competent individual –trainer- that helps a learner successfully perform a task within its ZPD. (Zone of Proximal Development, Lev Vygotsky 1896–1934)