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Vygotsky's theory on scaffolding and the zone of proximal development


Zone of Proximal Development
Culture and it effect on a childs cognitive development

Scaffolding is a form of learning that student help and assist other students to learn, which is easier for the students to learn from one another than a teacher at times.

Here are some of the key advvantages of scaffolding:
  • Tutors and students serve to provide a bridge between a learner's existing knowledge adn skills and the demands of the new task. 
  • By providing instructions and help int he context of the learner's activity, tutors provide a structure to support the learner's  problem solving.
  • gudied participation ensures that they pay an active role in learning and that they contribute to the successful solution of problems
  • Effective guidance involes the transfer of responsibility from tutor to learner.