It is called scaffolding to a series of scaffolding. A
scaffold, on the other hand, is a structure that is made up of
tables arranged horizontally so that a person can get on it and do work at
height or have a better view of something. According to
scaffolding is a word that has its
etymological origin in Latin. Specifically, it comes from the sum of the verb
"ambulare", which can be translated as "walk", and from the suffix "-amio",
which is used to indicate a superlative.
For example: "The government has already installed the scaffolding for
the restoration of the old convent", "Tomorrow they will bring the
scaffolding that will allow the facade of the municipality to be painted", "If
you walk the scaffolding, you will notice that the stage can be seen from any
In the same way, we cannot overlook the existence of the concept of
educational scaffolding. With this term what comes to be expressed is the
process by which one comes to control which are the elements that are far from
the student's abilities to focus on those that he does possess, which he can
reach without difficulty. That is, it is about "reinforcing" your skills, which
you possess. And that is how, among other things, your self-esteem will improve
and frustration will be left aside.
In addition, it comes to indicate that what the teacher should do is to
provide them with tools so that they can advance in their learning, both in the
aspects that the student controls and in those that do not. That is why I give
him support, offer him resources... Thus, little by little, he will improve in
many aspects and that will mean that when he is able to deal with certain
actions on his own, the teacher will withdraw his help. Therefore, it is about
the student achieving autonomy and ability to face challenges on his own.
In this way, what is going to be achieved is that the minor develops his full
potential. Hence, the aforementioned educational scaffolding is considered very
useful also in what is the teaching that parents give their children.
The idea of scaffolding is also used symbolically in relation to the framework
or framework that supports or configures something. This framework is
not physical, but is formed by various relationships, concepts, discourses, actions,
Suppose a political leader claims that his country needs "better
institutional scaffolding. " In this case, the expression refers
to the need for stronger and more effective institutions that help protect the
rights of citizens and guarantee the quality of democracy.
A lawyer, on the other hand, can analyze “legal scaffolding” to make
a company pay the least amount of taxes possible without
incurring any crime. For this the specialist must study the tax regimes,
determine what deductions can be made and discover what tax benefits are
accessible to the company according to their characteristics.
The scaffolding of a sports team, finally, is linked to the
operation of the set according to its players and to the tactics arranged
by the coach: "FC Barcelona developed a perfect scaffolding at the time of
Pep Guardiola. "