Scaffolding

Scaffolding has a set of associations, thereby inviting an aspiration of development from the first in the set towards the last.

1. Someone starts with a final structure in mind and provide the workers (or students) a safe scaffolding they use to complete the structure (or students come to understand the ideas and be proficient in the practices).

2. Someone starts with a structure already in place and provides a secure scaffolding (base) for the workers (students, mentee, “coach-ee”) to renovate (innovate, re-narrate) so as to modify that structure (in education: “private universes“, Taking Yourself Seriously)… (more).

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About Peter J. Taylor
Peter Taylor teaches and directs programs on critical thinking, reflective practice, and science-in-society at the University of Massachusetts Boston. He studies the complexity of environmental and health sciences in their social context as well as innovation in teaching, group process, and interdisciplinary collaboration (see bit.ly/pjtaylor). He is especially interested in conversations with others who are, in diverse ways, "troubled by heterogeneity" (bit.ly/tbhblog)

3 Responses to Scaffolding

  1. Pingback: Scaffolding: Multiple angles « Probe—Create Change—Reflect

  2. Sorokti says:

    Hopefully getting a conversation going on this topic over here (within the EDCMOOC context): http://gatherwithpurpose.wordpress.com/2013/02/27/levels-of-scaffolding/

  3. Pingback: Scaffolding: Multiple angles | Probe—Create Change—Reflect

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