Scaffolding & Constructive Alignment
I created this image to help visualize just what scaffolding is.
Scaffolding is the term given to a instructor's intent to break learning up into manageable steps so to reduce learners' cognitive load and encourage progressive learning. In this version of the image, I've also added labels from the constructive alignment triangle to help describe just what instructors can focus on to build a scaffolded learning outcome.
Version without labels here.
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