Search results for: Scaffolding (Teaching Technique)
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In this study, the authors examined their efforts to teach beginning teachers’ formative assessment practices, specifically to elicit and interpret students’ mathematical thinking. This study surfaced a number of important ideas about scaffolding students’ learning of practice in the context of a commonly used teacher education assignment. The findings reveal that each scaffold examined in this paper appeared to support and shape student performance. Furthermore, fixed scaffolds designed in advance and scaffolds crafted in the moment based on the unfolding circumstances were both useful in supporting and shaping student practice.
Updated: Sep. 30, 2014
Scaffolding Preservice Teachers' Higher-Order Reasoning During Technology Integration: A Design Research Inquiry
The authors designed and examined progressively increasing scaffolds that integrated multiple scaffolding functions to facilitate three technology-based lesson design projects. The preservice teachers initially demonstrated superficial analysis, convergent ideation, and little evaluation when only limited procedural, conceptual, metacognitive, and strategic scaffolds were provided. Increased procedural and conceptual scaffolds in the second project improved the preservice teachers’ analytic and generative reasoning skills, as they identified multiple challenges, technology tools, and lesson ideas to integrate technology.
Updated: May. 26, 2014
The authors have implemented a structured approach to developing the habits of critical reflection. The authors' attempts to incorporate into these pre-service teachers' learning the ‘practice’ part of reflective practice have included the development of different kinds of practical and applied tasks. In turn, their attempts to incorporate the ‘reflective’ part of reflective practice have involved the embedding in assessment activities of different scaffolds for metacognitive reflection.
Updated: Aug. 26, 2013
The authors developed a professional development program (PDP) focusing on scaffolding. The PDP was based on a model of contingent teaching consisting of three steps: diagnostic strategies, checking the diagnosis and intervention strategies. The authors analyzed the development of four social studies teachers’ scaffolding knowledge, use of scaffolding in practice and reflections on practice.
Updated: Nov. 28, 2012
This article describes the development of a three-level model of reflection for preservice students. The scaffold levels include technical reflection involving a critique of lesson development and delivery, a deliberative level involving interactive journal writing and video-based analysis, and critical reflection involving topical discussion during seminars.
Updated: Sep. 27, 2012
In this article, the authors describe how pre-service teachers were scaffolded to engage in effective observations in their field experiences to reflectively build a foundation for learning about teaching. Data were collected from 27 pre-service teachers during two semester-long language arts methods courses where students used a blended approach for their observations.
Updated: Sep. 27, 2012
The purpose of this article is threefold. 1. To present a conceptual understanding of regulation of motivation highlighting three core facets. 2. To review prior empirical work documenting the regulation of motivation across contexts. and 3. To discuss social influences on the development of regulation of motivation that include modeling, scaffolding, direct instruction, and sociocultural processes. The article concludes that it is argued that motivational regulation is a critical aspect of self-regulated learning that must be studied more thoroughly.
Updated: Oct. 10, 2011
In this study, the authors sought to understand (a) how their six preservice teachers, who paired together in a pre-student teaching placement, experience and perceive the value of collaboration with a peer and cooperating teacher and (b) what facilitates or inhibits collaboration. Results from two successful and one less than successful placement indicate that mutuality, scaffolding, and the appropriation of skills and resources facilitate productive collaboration and promote professional learning. Recommendations are provided to guide the implementation or refinement of partner placements.
Updated: Nov. 14, 2010
The current study utilizes students' journaling and video-recording of field experience teaching sessions as vehicles for inquiry into the development of the process of productive reflection within the piloting phase of an experimental course. The course is designed to improve teachers' interactions with children as well as their implementation of curricula to promote gains in children's social and academic development. The piloting of the course took place in university in the Midwest United States. This article reports on a part of this action research study pertaining to the use of dialogue journals and videos in supervision of preservice early childhood teachers.
Updated: Sep. 05, 2010
'Learning through play' in early childhood education is widely advocated, but studies show that play is not easily enacted in classrooms. This article examines how one teacher implemented learning through play within a formal and didactic Hong Kong pre-school classroom. The findings support the adoption of 'play' in young children's learning and reveal tactful ways in which a teacher can encourage the evolving 'flow' of children's play while simultaneously scaffolding their learning.
Updated: May. 09, 2010