Scaffolding

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Scaffolding is an instructional method which helps students to become more and more independent learners. When new to a topic or task, learners will need more support, e.g., in the form of prompts, examples, or hints, but over the time it becomes less necessary. The teacher initially may share new information or demonstrate how to solve a problem and then gradually steps back and lets students practice on their own. It also can involve group practice.

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