REBLOG: Adam Boxer’s Guidance Fading

This post by Adam Boxer (@adamboxer1 on Twitter) on why fading (gradually removing scaffolding as the learner gains more expertise) is such an effective strategy and, even better, he explains how he does it with REAL practical examples. Super helpful.

You can read Adam’s blog here:

Addition from us (Paul & Mirjam):

Note that fading is a critical design component when designing for complex skills. Van Merriënboer’s 4C/ID model illustrates how fading is/can be part of the design. It’s also extensively discussed in Ten Steps to Complex Learning by Van Merriënboer and Kirschner (2018). See the example below.

4CID example


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