Re: Scaffolding

Date: Sat Jan 22 2005 - 07:43:37 PST

There are some very strong hints at scaffolding in Bruner's LASS. The
book is Actual Minds, Possible Worlds. I scanned the chapter in question
and it is available at

I think your right about scaffolding. This is true of not only
scaffolding but the ZPD also.


Phil Chappell wrote:

> I've always cited Wood, D.J., J.S. Bruner, and G. Ross, The role of
> tutoring in problem solving, Journal of Child Psychology and
> Psychiatry, 1976. 17(2): p. 89-100 as the pioneering paper, Nate. Then
> Bruner's book (oops, there goes the memory) published not long after
> that.
> Interesting coincidence - just returned from a second language
> conference where scaffolding was bandied around so carelessly that it
> seemed to become a metaphor for any activity or learning materials
> applied by the teacher in teaching/learning moments.

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"The zone of proximal development defines those functions that have not yet matured but are in the process of maturation, functions that will mature tomorrow but are currently in an embryonic state. These functions could be termed the buds or flowers of development rather than the "fruits" of development. The actual developmental level characterizes mental development retrospectively, while the zone of proximal development characterizes mental development prospectively." - L.S.V.

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