Promoting teacher scaffolding in small-group work: A contingency perspective

@inproceedings{Pol2012PromotingTS,
  title={Promoting teacher scaffolding in small-group work: A contingency perspective},
  author={Janneke van de Pol and Monique Volman and Jos Beishuizen},
  year={2012}
}
Abstract Given the scarcity of scaffolding in classrooms, we 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 development of four social studies teachers’ scaffolding knowledge, use of scaffolding in practice and reflections on practice were analyzed. Insights regarding openness, students’ understanding, and co… CONTINUE READING

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