What is

Scaffolding in Education

Scaffolding in Education is an educational technique that uses progressive steps to move students towards greater understanding and increased independence in the learning process. The educator provides the student with decreasing levels of support that aid students in achieving higher levels of comprehension and skill acquisition that they would not be able to reach without instructor assistance. The supportive strategies are removed gradually over time when they are no longer needed and increasing responsibility over the learning process is shifted to the student.

Scaffolding in Education refers to an educational strategy that is tailored for each individual student and allows students to experience student-centered learning, which generally facilitates more efficient learning processes than teacher-centered learning. This method helps promote the development and advancement of cognitive and psychomotor learning skills.