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Instructional Scaffolding in STEM Education

Strategies and Efficacy Evidence

Authors: Belland, Brian R.

  • Describes scaffolding strategies in depth
  • Assesses the usefulness of various scaffolding characteristics
  • The first book to synthesize research on computer-based scaffolding
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About this book

This book uses meta-analysis to synthesize research on scaffolding and scaffolding-related interventions in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) education. Specifically, the volume examines the extent to which study quality, assessment type, and scaffolding characteristics (strategy, intended outcome, fading schedule, scaffolding intervention, and paired intervention) influence cognitive student outcomes. It includes detailed descriptions of the theoretical foundations of scaffolding, scaffolding strategies that have been proposed to meet different intended learning outcomes in STEM, and associated efficacy information. Furthermore, the book describes assessment strategies and study designs which can be used to evaluate the influence of scaffolding, and suggests new fields in which scaffolding strategies that have proven efficacious may be used.

About the authors

Brian R. Belland (brian.belland@usu.edu) is an Associate Professor of Instructional Technology and Learning Sciences at Utah State University. His research focuses on the use of technology to scaffold the development of argumentation skills among middle and high school students and is supported by a National Science Foundation Early CAREER grant and a National Science Foundation REESE grant. Dr. Belland is recipient of several national research awards including the 2007 Educational Technology Research and Development Young Scholar Award, the 2009 American Educational Research Association Instructional Technology Special Interest Group Best Paper Award, and the 2007 American Educational Research Association Problem-based Learning Special Interest Group Best Student Paper Award. He received his PhD in Educational Technology from Purdue University and his MA in French from The Ohio State University.

Table of contents (6 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Belland, Brian R.

    Pages 1-15

  • Instructional Scaffolding: Foundations and Evolving Definition

    Belland, Brian R.

    Pages 17-53

  • Context of Use of Computer-Based Scaffolding

    Belland, Brian R.

    Pages 55-77

  • Intended Learning Outcomes and Assessment of Computer-Based Scaffolding

    Belland, Brian R.

    Pages 79-106

  • Computer-Based Scaffolding Strategy

    Belland, Brian R.

    Pages 107-126

Buy this book

eBook  
  • ISBN 978-3-319-02565-0
  • This book is an open access book, you can download it for free on link.springer.com
Hardcover $59.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-02564-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Instructional Scaffolding in STEM Education
Book Subtitle
Strategies and Efficacy Evidence
Authors
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and the Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-02565-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-02565-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-02564-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 144
Number of Illustrations and Tables
10 b/w illustrations
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