Re: Scaffolding - field note writing

From: Peg Griffin (
Date: Sun Jan 23 2005 - 10:43:01 PST

Thanks again,
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From: "William E. Blanton" <>
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Sent: Sunday, January 23, 2005 12:06 PM
Subject: Scaffolding - field note writing

> Peg
> There is a general and more elaborated guide to writing 5thD field notes.
> Attached is our local version of that guide. We want undergraduates to
> focus on their interactions with children during 5thD activity and the
> children's interactions within the 5thD. The guide enables undergraduates
> to focus on and link concrete activity to the content of readings required
> in the university course on topics such as Zo-peds and scaffolding. We
> found that over the long haul undergraduates can begin to formulate pretty
> good descriptions of activity similar to the idea of scaffolding (what we
> call providing children with as much help as needed but only when needed
> accomplish a 5thD task). If anyone is interested, I think we can retrieve
> some examples of the field note writing.
> BB

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