Teacher scaffolding: An exploration of exemplary practice

Jennifer E. Masters, Nicola Yelland

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Abstract

While computers have increasingly been used in classroom over the last twenty years, their application has often been mundane; being merely used to reinforce existing educational practices rather than as a catalyst for educational innovation. An effective way to bring about change may be to identify instances of best practice and then study associated strategies that may be useful for teachers trying to use computers in new and meaningful ways. This study investigates strategies used by a teacher deemed to be exemplary at using computers and associated technology in her classroom. It involved observing and recording teaching sessions conducted by the teacher. This paper discusses the learning task, the children's progression through the task and the teaching strategies used. In particular, it looks for instances of teacher scaffolding as a strategy for supporting children working with computers.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNetworking the Learner
Subtitle of host publicationComputers in Education
PublisherSpringerLink
Pages313-321
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)978-0-387-35596-2
ISBN (Print)978-1-4020-7133-1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2002
Externally publishedYes
EventIFIP TC3
Seventh IFIP World Conference on Computers in Education
WCCE2001
- Copenhagen, Denmark
Duration: 29 Jul 20013 Aug 2001

Conference

ConferenceIFIP TC3
Seventh IFIP World Conference on Computers in Education
WCCE2001
Country/TerritoryDenmark
CityCopenhagen
Period29/07/013/08/01

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