Conceptualisations of scaffolding: theory and methods

Our first seminar was held in Canterbury in May 2014 and provided the foundation for the series. Discussion focused on conceptualisations of scaffolding by examining differing socio-cultural accounts such as those of Vygotksy, Wertsch, Bruner and Wood. The seminar also examined the extent to which these are useful approaches for analysing and understanding home learning interactions.

Professor David Wood, a leading authority on scaffolding, gave the opening address. Click here for a recording of his talk.

The second session of the day was led by Amanda Carr (Canterbury Christ Church University) and Georgia Leith (University of Sussex) and offered two alternative approaches to analysing similar scaffolding interactions.  Click here for a copy of their slides.

Programme for the day:

10.00 – 11.00          Arrival / registration / tea and coffee

11.00 – 12.00          Keynote address: Professor David Wood

12.00 – 13.30          Breakout group discussion and plenary discussant.

13.30 – 14.30          Buffet Lunch

14.30 – 15.30          Data presentation: Amanda Carr and Georgia Leith

15.30 -15.45           Tea and Coffee

15.45 – 16.45          Breakout group data workshops

16.45  – 17.00         Plenary and close

     18.30                 Dinner in Canterbury