Having said that, I am a firm believer in social construction as the best teaching method for all groups, in particular, low attainers as their aspects are catered for and frequent dialogues may compel them to be good thinkers, among others, and hence make gradual progress. Whole school teaching policy appraisal could help towards reaching this goal.
Role of Language and Interaction in Pedagogy.
Constructive dialogue takes place in a social-construction model …show more content…
Vygotsky is the founder of ZPD idea, Hansen-Reid (2001). Scaffolding is closely related to ZPD, but it should be noted that a term “scaffolding” was initiated by Wood et al (1976).
A “physical scaffolding” is used to provide the necessary support at the start of the task, in particular, construction. Once enough support has been provided, the role of scaffolding is attenuated until it is no longer required. In the same way, scaffolding is provided to students, support being gradually reduced until they have gained full