Lev Vygotsky

    Cycle of Scaffolding

    Lev Vygotsky.

  1. Lev Vygotsky proposed a theory of the development of higher cognitive functions in children that saw reasoning as emerging through practical activity in a social environment.
  2. The zone of proximal development is the difference between what a learner can do without help and what he or she can do with help.
  3. Cycle of Scaffolding

    In the middle circle, representing the zone of proximal development, students cannot complete tasks unaided, but can complete them with guidance.

  4. The more knowledgeable other refers to someone who has a better understanding or a higher ability level than the learner, with respect to a particular task, process, or concept.
  5. Instructional scaffolding is a learning process designed to promote a deeper level of learning. Scaffolding is the support given during the learning process which is tailored to the needs of the student with the intention of helping the student achieve his/her learning goals.
  6. Cycle of Scaffolding

    Cycle of Scaffolding.