Using Scaffolding to promote learner independence for Teaching Assistants

  • Level: Advanced
  • Duration: 1.5 hours
  • Video Time: 1 hour
  • Learners: 300+
In this course you’ll learn the key principles underpinning Scaffolding, different Scaffolding techniques, and how to use Scaffolding strategies when working with students so that you can confidently promote learner independence alongside the Teacher in your classroom.

This course is designed for Teaching Assistants and classroom support staff.
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Who is this online course for?

  • Teaching Assistants 
  • Support Staff
Scaffolding learning is important because it creates an environment where students are encouraged to be more independent in their learning, and to not constantly look to the Teacher, or Teaching Assistants, for answers and instruction. By encouraging students to take responsibility for their learning, you create more resilient, independent students who will be able to apply this in all areas of their learning, now and in the future.

Teaching Assistants have a different role to fulfil in the classroom when it comes to Scaffolding. Teaching Assistants must be able to support Teachers and follow the structure of the lesson. Teaching Assistants need to understand Scaffolding practices help guide students at whatever learning stage they are currently on.

This training course provides a thorough understanding of Scaffolding as well as the actions and strategies to use in learning environments - specifically for Teaching Assistants to help support the Teaching in achieving learning objectives.    

Key Scaffolding for TAs learning objectives

  • What is Scaffolding?

  • Stages of Scaffolding

  • Working with support staff

  • Benefits of Scaffolding

  • Implementing Scaffolding

  • Strategies

Scaffolding for TAs course content breakdown