A Pedagogical Analogy

a: An analogy ~
b: the scaffolding on a building

What: An analogy, in a learning context, is like the scaffolding on a new building. The scaffolding helps construct the building the way an analogy helps build understanding of a concept. The analogy is not the concept and scaffolding is not the building. The analogy is a means to an end.

Writer: mattyflynn
Date: Oct 1 2010 12:44 AM

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