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Neuroscience & the Classroom: Making Connections

Scaffolding: Johanna and Her Mother with Commentary

Using the video of Johanna and her mother as illustration, Prof. Kurt Fischer explains the role of scaffolding in learning.

Analyzing the interaction between Johanna and her mother, Prof. Kurt Fischer explains the role of scaffolding in learning. As students learn new skills and concepts, a teacher often helps by creating a context that supports their learning until they are able to direct their own learning independently.

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Produced by Science Media Group at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics in association with the Mind, Brain, and Education program at the Harvard GSE; and the Brain and Creativity Institute and Rossier SOE at the University of Southern California. 2012. 
  • Closed Captioning
  • ISBN: 1-57680-894-7

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