Dimensions of scaffolding in technology-mediated learning environments.

Mark Lee, Barney Dalgarno

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In this paper, we revisit and re-examine the importance of and possibilities for
supporting and scaffolding learner activity, with a particular focus on discovery learning tasks mediated by information and communications technologies. We propose a new framework for classifying scaffolding in technology-mediated environments that consists of two dimensions, the first of which pertains to the type of knowledge development being supported and the second of which identifies the pedagogical technique used to provide the scaffolding. Having introduced our framework, we proceed to describe examples that illustrate the ways in which each category of scaffolding within the framework might be realized.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication10th International conference
Subtitle of host publicationThe future of learning
EditorsPeter Reimann Peter Reimann
Place of PublicationAustralia
PublisherInternational Society of the Learning Sciences
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9780578106410
Publication statusPublished - 2012
EventInternational Conference of the Learning Sciences (ISLS) - Sydney, Australia
Duration: 02 Jul 201206 Jul 2012


ConferenceInternational Conference of the Learning Sciences (ISLS)
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