Analysis of the Scaffolding Tool

scaffolding tool classroom teaching resources

Scaffolding is a teaching method that enables a student to solve a problem, carry out a task, or achieve a goal through a gradual process and is particularly common in primary schools. Scaffolding tools are any support (documents; online resources etc…) that help the teacher in the execution of the learning task using a scaffolding approach.

Learning objectives

  • Provide support for the conceptualisation, design, use and analysis of scaffolding tools for teachers
  • Improve how students’ learning (individually or in group) can be supported with scaffolding tools.
  • Learn socio-constructivist perspectives and terminology relevant to the design of scaffolding tools.


Maria Antonietta Impedovo; Marjolaine Chatoneay

Module specifications

Learning mode
Case analysis; online resources and active participation (online forum); critical reflections
About 6 hours (on and off line)
Internet (it will possible to download all the documents for work off line) Use of standard office software (power point; word etc…)
Preliminary knowledge
Competence in ITC (update documents; create a pdf). Experiences in teaching
Online assessment with questionnaire, self assessment
Delivered by BLTeae European project (School of Education ESPE of Aix-Marseille University, France)