The Social and Technological Dimensions of Scaffolding and Related Theoretical Concepts for Learning, Education, and Human Activity

  title={The Social and Technological Dimensions of Scaffolding and Related Theoretical Concepts for Learning, Education, and Human Activity},
  author={Roy D. Pea},
  journal={Journal of the Learning Sciences},
  pages={423 - 451}
  • R. Pea
  • Published 1 July 2004
  • Education
  • Journal of the Learning Sciences
I amperhapsnot theonlyonewhofeels that theconceptof scaffoldinghasbecomeso broad in its meanings in the field of educational research and the learning sciences that it has become unclear in its significance. Perhaps the field has put too much of a burden on the term, and we need a more differentiated ontology to make progress. Perhaps scaffolding has become a proxy for any cultural practices associated with advancing performance, knowledge, and skills whether social, material, or reproducible… 

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