The role of tutoring in problem solving.

  title={The role of tutoring in problem solving.},
  author={David R. R. Wood and Jerome Bruner and Gail Ross},
  journal={Journal of child psychology and psychiatry, and allied disciplines},
  volume={17 2},
THIS PAPER is concerned with the nature of the tutorial process; the means whereby an adult or "expert" helps somebody who is less adult or less expert. Though its aim is general, it is expressed in terms of a particular task: a tutor seeks to teach children aged 3, 4 and 5 yr to build a particular three-dimensional structure that requires a degree of skill that is initially beyond them. It is the usual type of tutoring situation in which one member "knows the answer" and the other does not… CONTINUE READING
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